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Before you light that fire

While you are not required to have a permit to light fire and conduct a burn off on your own property during the ‘off season’, you are required by law to notify the Fire Control Centre. The Fire Control Centre and your surrounding neighbours must be notified at least 24 hours before burning – significant fines will apply if you fail to do so.

Fire Control Centre – 02 6539 7700

The following fact sheets will bring you up to date with NSW Rural Fire Service requirements

Lighting a fire – Quick Facts | A quick guide to your responsibilities when lighting a fire or undertaking activities that may result in a fire

Guide to Farm FireWise | Farm FireWise helps NSW rural landholders prepare for and prevent bush fires. Farm FireWise helps you plan ahead to protect yourself, your family and your property from the potential impact of bush and grass fires.

More information can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au


2 Comments on “Before you light that fire”

  1. Trevor Wilson August 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    We have just been advised by the RFS that that the bush fire danger period has been brought forward and Fire Permits will be required in Great Lakes for fires from 1 September 2015.

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