Fire Permits - Quick Facts

17 Aug 2016 12:18 PM -

›   Fire Permits are required for burning in the open during the Bush Fire Danger Period

›   In NSW, the Statutory Bush Fire Danger Period begins 1 October and runs through until 31 March

›   Fire Permits are free

›   A Fire Permit can last for a maximum of 21 days before you need a new one

›   You DO NOT need a Fire Permit for a camp/cooking fire, but it is preferable if it is in a pit, you clear an area of at least 3 metres around the fire, have a continuous water supply available, and at least 1 responsible adult present

›   You MUST ensure all camp/cooking fires are completely extinguished before leaving unattended

›   You cannot burn on someone else’s land without permission from the land owner

›   It is illegal to burn most things other than green waste. For advice on if you can burn it, contact the Fire Control Centre

›   You must notify your neighbours and the Fire Control Centre a minimum of 24 hours before you intend to burn regardless of the time of year

›   NO FIRE IS TO BE LIT IN THE OPEN ON A TOTAL FIRE BAN DAY

›   Burning without a Fire Permit during the Bush Fire Danger Period may lead to fines starting at $1,100

›   Lighting a fire on a Total Fire Ban day can result in fines of up to $100,000 and/or 14 years imprisonment

›   To get a Fire Permit, ring the Dareton Fire Control Centre or call into the office

  

For any other advice or information, contact the Dareton Fire Control Centre on 5027 4422 or call in to the office. Business hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm, or visit the NSW Rural Fire Service Website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au