Permit to Burn (burning off)
If you own, reside in, or manage a property greater in size than 2500 square metres, you may be eligible for a Permit to Burn. Permits exist to help residents safely prepare their properties prior to the Fire Danger Period and to regulate these activities to ensure they do not impact on the safety of the public, create a nuisance or unduly affect the amenity of the area.
Burning off in the open air in Manningham is prohibited unless you have a valid Permit.
To be eligible for a Permit to Burn, you must understand the Fire Danger Ratings. Ratings are forecast using Bureau of Meteorology data for up to four days in advance, based on weather and other environmental conditions such as fuel load.
Fire Danger Period
Burning off is not permitted during the Fire Danger Period. We will not be issuing permits for burning off just prior or during Fire Danger Period or at any other times when localised conditions present a significant risk.
The Fire Danger Period is declared by Country Fire Authority. Find out more on their website.
Fire restrictions are now in force.
Permit to burn requirements
Burning off in the open air in Manningham is prohibited unless you have a valid Permit and is restricted to locations and land types in the following ways.
|Occupied land||Occupied land||Vacant land|
If you own or reside in a property East of the Mullum Mullum Creek you are eligible for a Permit to Burn.
If you own or reside in a property West of the Mullum Mullum Creek you are eligible for a Permit to Burn.
You may be entitled to a Permit to Burn for specific dates during the year.
When to apply
We will not be issuing permits for burning off during Fire Danger Period or at any other times when localised conditions present a significant risk.
Before you apply
Before you apply for a new permit for 2023 you need to be aware that:
- Outside of the Fire Danger Period, you cannot burn off when the Fire Danger Rating is High or above. The permit holder needs to check the Fire Danger Rating for the day they intend to burn.
- You must register any burning off with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) on 1800 668 511 prior to commencement.
- Further conditions apply to all Permits and will be provided on approval of your Permit. You must read and be aware of any conditions prior to open air burning.