Fire Danger Period

The Fire Danger Period commenced on the 18th December 2017, until further notice from the CFA.

Each year during the warmer months, the CFA declares a Fire Restriction Period. This period typically runs from December through to the end of April, depending on weather and environmental conditions.  

  • When fire restrictions are in force, burning off is prohibited without a permit (from the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer or CFA).
  • On days when a Total Fire Ban is declared, NO fires can be lit in the open from midnight to midnight. Fixed and portable gas or electric barbecues can be used, however conditions apply. In some cases, a permit may be required.
  • The use of incinerators and activities such as welding, gas-cutting, soldering, grinding, charring and heating bitumen are also prohibited.
  • It is the responsibility of all residents to ensure that they are aware of, and comply with, fire restriction conditions.
  • If you notice someone burning off during the CFA Declared Fire Danger Period (currently 18 December - 1 May 2018) please contact 000.

For more information on what can and can’t be done during the Fire Danger Period please go to Can I or Can’t I?

The CFA are responsible for declaring the fire danger period and associated laws, further information on the Fire Danger Period from the CFA can be found on their website.

If you have questions relating to fire restrictions during the Fire Danger Period please feel free to call 5950 1050 to speak with the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.