The Country Fire Authority have advised that the Fire Danger Period will be introduced on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Current permits will be not be valid during this period and no new applications will be processed.

In March 2015, changes were made to permit conditions for open air burning. The changes have been made in order to assist owners in high fire danger areas to safely prepare their properties prior to the fire danger period.

The information below explains the options which are now available.

Category A

If you own or reside on a property located east of Mullum Mullum Creek which is greater in size than 2500 square metres, you are eligible for a Permit to Burn. If approved, your permit will expire on 30 November, 2017.

You CANNOT burn during the fire danger period.

Outside of the Fire Danger Period, you CANNOT burn when the fire danger rating is very high or above. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the fire danger rating for the day they intend to burn.

You must register your burn off with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)

You cannot burn on Sundays during June, July and August.

Category B

If you own or reside on a property located west of Mullum Mullum Creek which is greater in size than 2500 square metres, you are eligible for a restricted Permit to Burn. If approved, your permit will expire on 30 November, 2017.

You CANNOT burn during the fire danger period.

You are only permitted to burn during the months of May, September and November.

Outside of the Fire Danger Period, you CANNOT burn when the fire danger rating is very high or above.  It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the fire danger rating for the day they intend to burn.

You must register your burn off with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA).

You cannot burn on Sundays.

Conditions apply to all permits to burn. You must read and be aware of these conditions prior to engaging in open air burning. Permits are only valid provided fire restrictions are not in force.

To learn more about restrictions during a Fire Danger Period or for information on the Fire Danger Ratings visit the CFA website.

To apply for a permit please download a Icon for application/pdf Permit to Burn Application (42.32 KB)or apply online.

If you received a Category A or B permit last year, there is no need to reapply. Your permit will be valid until 30 November 2017. Please check your permit for conditions of use. If you require a copy of your permit to be emailed to you, please email your name and property address to locallawadmin@manningham.vic.gov.au

For more information, call Council on 9840 9333.