Outside the fire danger season
Between 1 May and 30 November residents who live in a high fire risk area can apply for a permit to burn agriculture or forestry waste, to prepare food or beverages, for domestic heating, or for fire prevention or control.
apply for a permit to burn outside the fire danger season
Outdoor heating and cooking(PDF, 1MB)
Laws for burning in the open(PDF, 691KB)
During the Fire Danger Season
Activities such as using gas appliances for cooking, electric welders and angle grinders and fire for cooking and personal comfort are permitted provided strict conditions are complied with.
Above ground fires, such as chiminea, fire drums, braziers are only permitted with the use of permits issued by authorised Council officers and compliance with conditions. Find out more
- Schedule 9 permit: allows activities or fire on days during the Fire Danger Season that are not Total Fire Ban days.
- Schedule 10 permit: allows for emergency activities or fire on Total Fire Ban days.
Wood Fire Pizza Ovens located outside require a Schedule 10 permit and are OK to use if located inside (fully enclosed four walls and a roof, with spark arrester)
CFS Wood Pizza Oven Fact Sheet(PDF, 353KB)
CFS Code of Practice - Wood fired Pizza Ovens(PDF, 289KB)
apply for a permit to burn during the fire danger season
Contact Council's Fire Prevention Officer on 8397 7313.
Please see the CFS website for further information on fire bans and ratings.