Wanting to burn off the green waste in an open-air fire outside of fire season? You will need to apply for a permit first.
- Properties within township areas - Outside the declared fire danger period (as stipulated each year by the CFA), properties within township areas require a local law permit to burn.
- Properties outside the township areas - Outside the declared fire danger period (as stipulated each year by the CFA), properties outside the township areas do not require a permit to burn, however please ensure you are following the guidelines on the CFA website; Burning Off | CFA (Country Fire Authority)
If you are not sure if you are within a township area please contact us to check.
Residents are encouraged to take grass clippings, branches etc to the tip, as burning within the township creates dense smoke and often results in complaints from neighbours.
Residents who plan to burn off should contact the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) via phone 1800 668 511 or in writing by filling out a Burn Off Notification Form on the CFA website. Unregistered burn-offs can cause brigades to be called out unnecessarily.
If you plan to burn off during the declared fire danger period you will need to contact the CFA. See the CFA website for more information Fire Danger Period Permits | CFA (Country Fire Authority)
Please note: Permits will only be granted in circumstances where there is no reasonable option to dispose of green waste, such as a green waste bin or delivering the waste to the transfer station.
Permits will only be considered in heavily populated areas or dense commercial or industrial areas where all other options have been exhausted.
How to apply