Rural Fire Brigade - Permit Information
Permit to Burn is required for all fires lit in the open (except cooking
fires) during the declared Bushfire Danger Period. The declared Bushfire
Danger Period is from the 1st October through to the 31st March, although
that can be varied according to the season.
variations to the Bushfire Danger Period are advised in the Windellama
News and will be featured prominently on this website.
if a permit is not required, the law requires that the adjoining landholders
and responsible fire agency be given at least 24 hours notice before
lighting a fire. Failure to give notice, or obtain a permit may result
in a penalty of up to $5500 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
Section 100 of the Rural Fires Act 1997 requires that the person who
lit the fire must be in attendance until the fire is extinguished. Penalties
may be up to $110,000 and/or five years in prison. A private landholder
must also obtain any other environmental approvals required .