Council undertakes fire prevention measures within the municipality to protect residents. Make sure you reduce fire risk and participate in fire prevention measures wherever possible.
Fire preparation permit
If you live in metropolitan Melbourne but own a property in Moorabool you will need a permit to go to your property. We are currently waiting for more direction from the State Government about the fire and flood preparation permit.
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Burning off is restricted in certain areas of Moorabool Shire and during the Declared Fire Danger Period. Residents need to apply for a permit prior to light any fires. You are not allowed to burn household rubbish, building waste or noxious materials like tyres or chemicals.
Fire Danger Period
The lighting of fires is restricted during the Declared Fire Danger Period. Residents need to check the CFA website or contact us to find out if restrictions are in force. This information is also displayed in local newspapers. Local Law permits to burn will not be issued at this time.
Local Law Part 2 - Open Air Burning
Residents may apply for a Local Law Permit to burn outside of the Declared Fire Danger Period. This application must be completed and returned to the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer at least ten working days prior to the proposed burn.
Country Fire Authority Regulations
(For use during the fire season as declared by the Country Fire Authority)
Schedule 13 permits may be issued during the Declared Fire Danger Period. These permits are only issued for agricultural purposes (stubble burning).