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Before you burn off

While you’re 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

Other points to remember:

  • If your property backs on to a National Park or State Forest you will also need to notify these organisations.
  • The Rural Fire Service recommends that you have water on hand incase the fire gets going.
  • Always make sure an adult supervises the burn off.

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

Permits to burn are required from 1 October to 31 March, however this can change depending on local conditions. Always contact the Fire Control Centre prior to a burn

Image by ‘What Are Bushfires’

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