Burning Times

Restricted Burning Times

  • 1 April - 15 May (inclusive)
  • 1 October - 30 November (inclusive)

Unseasonal weather conditions may necessitate a variation to these dates

Permits to burn required

Burning is prohibited on days where the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above and if either a Total Fire Ban, Harvest Ban or Vehicle Movement Ban is declared.

Prior to any burning, you should advise your Permit Issuing Officer and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services' Communication Centre.

Outdoor cooking during Restricted Burning Times

Gas and electric barbeques:

Permitted at any time.

Solid fuel barbecues, spit roasts, webers, pizza ovens and other cooking fires:

Prohibited when the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above, or when a Total Fire Ban has been declared.

Permitted at all other times, if constructed in a way which prevents the escape of sparks or burning material and is within a three metre fuel free zone.

Burning of garden refuse or rubbish during Restricted Burning Times

Includes incinerators and on the ground.

Prohibited on land less than 4,000m2 and when the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above, or if a Total Fire Ban has been declared.

Permitted at all other times on land 4,000m2 or more. One small heap (up to one cubic metre) may be burnt on the ground, without a Permit to Burn, between 6:00pm and 11:00pm. The fire must be completely extinguished before midnight on the same day, a five metre firebreak cleared and at least one able bodied person remains in attendance.

Shire of Murray Health Local Law

The Shire of Murray Health Local Law prohibits the burning of the following materials which cause the generation of smoke or odour:

  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Food scraps
  • Green garden material

Prohibited Burning Time

  • 1 December - 31 March (inclusive)

Unseasonal weather conditions may necessitate a variation to these dates

During the Prohibited Burning Time, setting fire to bush is prohibited at all times.

Outdoor cooking during Prohibited Burning Time

Gas and electric barbeques:

Permitted at any time.

Solid fuel barbecues, spit roasts, webers, pizza ovens and other cooking fires:

Prohibited at all times.

Burning of garden refuse or rubbish during Prohibited Burning Time

Includes incinerators and on the ground.

Prohibited at all times.

Fire Prevention Work

Installed on or before 30 November

Maintained up to and including 30 April

Preparing for fires is essential to living in our fire prone landscape. It is imperative that you prepare your property thoroughly, well before the fire season.

Preparing your property