Can I apply for a permit to burn?
Yes you can apply for a permit to burn. Permits are only issued for genuine fire hazard reduction purposes and when there is no other practical way to dispose of the material. The material to be burned is to consist of tree branches, leaves and fine fuel only.
An application form and fee is required. Currently this fee is $57 (non-refundable if the permit is refused) for properties located outside of the Bushfire Management Overlay, and no fee for properties within the Bushfire Management Overlay.
Prior to the permit being issued, your property will be inspected by a Municipal Fire Prevention Officer (MFPO) to identify where you plan to burn, the length of time required to undertake the burn and what material is to be burned. You will need to provide estimated dates and times for the burn-off, which is to be a single burn. Permits will not be issued for multiple burn-offs.
Once a permit has been issued you will be required to ensure that: