Restricted Burning Period from 14 October 2021

Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 at 1:48:00 PM

Please be advised that the restricted burning period begins on Thursday, 14 October 2021. 

During the restricted period:
  • You can’t burn on Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • You can only burn 2 times per calendar month.
  • You can only burn one pile of garden waste at a time.
  • Each pile must not be bigger than 1 cubic metre. Clear 3 metres around the edge of your pile for safety.
  • The burn must be lit after 6pm. You can add waste to your burn until 11pm (can’t exceed 1 cubic metre at a time). The burn needs to be completely out before midnight.
  • Be a good neighbour and let the people living near you know 72 hours before you burn.
  • Only burn dry garden waste from your land, no building materials, household goods, plastic, pallets or cardboard.
  • Don’t use accelerants.
  • Stay and attend to your burn until it is extinguished. Ensure you have an adequate water supply.

You need to:

  • Consider the impact of smoke on others.
  • Keep the burn contained and controlled.
  • Make sure the burn is fully extinguished once it’s complete.

If your burn escapes, you are responsible for any damage caused.

We encourage you to register your burn by calling the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Communications Centre on 9395 9209 prior to the ignition of your burn.

For more information on Fire and Emergency Management, please click here.

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