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Bush Fire Danger Period starts today

A Fire Permit is now required for burning activities

Current for the Great Lakes and Gloucester regions. Due to an extended dry period authorities brought the bush fire danger period forward for select regions in NSW.

Fire Permits help ensure fire is used safely and minimise the danger to you, your property and the community. A permit imposes conditions on the way a fire is lit and maintained, and can only be issued by authorised Permit Issuing Officers.

The permit system ensures agencies like the NSW RFS know when and where landholders intend to burn, to ensure adequate and appropriate measures are in place, and so that fires remain under control.

The key things to remember

  • You need a fire permit if it’s the Bush Fire Danger Period.
  • Just because it’s the Bush Fire Danger Period doesn’t mean you can’t use fire – but there are restrictions to ensure fire is used safely.
  • Getting a permit is free and easy. Contact your local Fire Control Centre.
  • There are heavy penalties if you don’t follow restrictions or rules.

Great Lakes Fire Control Centre
5a South Street, Tuncurry NSW 2428
02 6539 7700

Gloucester Fire Control Centre
3-5 Lowe Street, Gloucester NSW 2422
02 6558 8800

For more information about the Bush Fire Danger Period – www.rfs.nsw.gov.au


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