A reminder to all permit holders that current burning off permits expired on 30 November 2017. Please note that no new permits will be processed until Fire Retrictions are lifted in March or April 2018.  

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.

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.

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.

Once fire restrictions are lifted after the summer period of 2017/18, you will be able to apply for a new permit.

For more information, call Council on 9840 9333.