Council has an obligation to undertake fire prevention measures within the municipality and ensure our residents are given every opportunity to reduce fire risk and participate in fire prevention measures wherever possible.
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.
Apply for a Local Law Permit to Burn (DOCX, 15.8 KB)
Country Fire Authority Regulations 2004 S.R. No. 9/2004 - Schedule 13
(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).
Apply for a Schedule 13 Permit (DOCX, 17.01 KB)
There is further information about fire preparedness on the CFA website.