Bush Fire Control

Bush Fire Control Officers 2018 / 2019

Permit Periods – 2018/19 Fire Season

Restricted Periods – Permits Required
1 October 2018 to 31 October 2018 and 1 February 2019 to 15 March 2019

Prohibited Period – NO BURNING
1 November 2018 to 15 March 2019

Dates may vary due to seasonal conditions and these will be advertised locally.

Burning Garden Refuse and Rubbish

No fire may be lit to destroy garden refuse or rubbish, other than in an incinerator, on a day when the fire danger forecast issued by the Bureau of Meteorology is ‘Very High’ or ‘Severe’ for that locality.

Fires lit in an incinerator are permitted at any time of the day, provided that:

  1. The incinerator is properly constructed and will not permit the escape of sparks or burning material.
  2. The incinerator is located not less that two meters from any building or fence.
  3. The area around the incinerator is cleared of all flammable materials for at least two meters.

Other Precautions:

  1. Do not attempt to light any fire to destroy garden refuse or rubbish if conditions are windy.
  2. Have a garden hose connected to a tap and water running while burning is being carried out.
  3. Do not leave the fire unattended at any time.
  4. The bigger the fire, the greater the risk of sparks causing a fire to escape,
  5. Do not burn during Fire Season – unless Burning Periods have been extended.