Request a change to your burning off category

You can request that Council review your property's burning off category. Please note changes are generally only made in exceptional circumstances.



Complete your details

Complete the application details. If you are not the property owner, you must have written consent from the owner to proceed with the application.

Pay the application fee

Pay the application fee of $183 to submit the application. Please note the application fee is non refundable.

Application reviewed

The Safer Communities team will assess the application. The following criteria will be considered when making a decision, however other factors may be considered.

  • Property size
  • Property location
  • Property characteristics including topography and vegetation
  • Surrounding open air burning categories
  • Access to other green waste maintenance methods
  • Fire preparedness


The Safer Communities will contact you within 10 days of receiving your application

Request a change to your Open Air Burning Category