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Burning Off

Council adopted a new Open Air Burning Local Law on 24 July, 2018.

The Local Law was developed to achieve a greater balance between managing fire risk, addressing environmental and health and biosecurity concerns.  

Read the new 2018 Open Air Burning Local Law (PDF, 646KB).

If you need any further information regarding the Open Air Burning Local Law 2018, please contact the Safer Communities team on 1300 368 333.

When can I burn off for fuel reduction purposes?

Enter your address on our My Neighbourhood page to find out what zone your property is.
To find out when and what you can burn off, read the fact sheets below for either:

If you are wanting to burn on a day that is not permitted or burn larger quantities of material - please apply for an Open Air Burning Permit Open Air Burning Permit  (PDF, 875KB)

No burning off during a CFA Declared Fire Danger Period.

The CFA declares the time frame for this period and displays signs to advertise when it starts and finishes.

Please visit the CFA Website for more information regarding the Declared Fire Danger Period.

Click here for information and tips on how to get your property ready for the fire season

During the CFA Declared Fire Danger Period, property owners can apply to the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer for CFA Schedule 13 Permit to Burn, for fire hazard reduction purposes only.  Applications will only be considered where there are extenuating circumstances and the material is presenting a significant fire risk and where there is no alternative.

Burning off for any other purpose (eg: Biosecurity reasons) will require a CFA Schedule 14 Permit to Burn issued through the local CFA District Office located at 18-22 Lakeview Drive, Lilydale 3140, Phone: 8739 1300.

Please refer to the CFA Website for conditions and further information before applying for a Permit: CFA Website: Fire Danger Period Permits

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