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Burning Off

When can I burn off?

Burning off restrictions will differ depending on what category your property is in. To find out what category your property is in, enter your address on our My Neighbourhood page. Ensure that all suffixes such as "street" or "road" are spelled out in full.

For information on burning off, read the fact sheet below that matches your property category:

 Burning is not permitted in the Bushland Category during June and July and a permit to burn will not be granted during this time.

Open Air Burning Category

 Did you know that you can apply to have your Open Air Burning Category reviewed?

This application is reserved for residents who believe they may be in the wrong category. Once submitted, Safer Communities will assess your application.

If you are not an owner of the property you wish to have reviewed, you must complete the Property Owner Authorisation Form (DOCX, 37KB) prior to applying. The form can be attached online at the time you're applying.


Open Air Burning Local Law

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 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.


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