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Heat and fire

Burning off and fireworks

Key points

  • The Fire Danger Period for Mitchell Shire Council commenced on 7 December 2020.
  • During the Fire Danger Period you must apply for a permit from the CFA in order to perform a burn off.
  • Visit the CFA website for the latest update on the current Fire Danger Period status for Mitchell Shire and subsequent restrictions.
  • The Fire Danger Period will remain in place until the fire danger is reduced. Find out more about what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period.

Total Fire Ban days

Please be aware, if a Total Fire Ban has been declared there will be additional restrictions.

You can find out about current fire bans and ratings on the CFA website.

Can I have a fire pit or fire drum?

Fire pits and fire drums cannot be lit in Mitchell Shire during the Fire Danger Period.

Disposing of green waste

Most green waste can be taken to Resource Recovery Centres during the Fire Danger Period (fees apply).

Infringements for fire offences

When burning off is prohibited, lighting a fire will result in a fine.

When is burning off allowed?

The burning off period is from October 1 to the start of the Fire Danger Period each year. Restrictions apply depending on where you live.

More information will be available on our website closer to the start of the burning off period. Keep an eye our for updates, or contact Council on 03 5734 6200 for any immediate questions.

Report illegal fireworks

If you are concerned about the legalities of fireworks being let off, please contact us on 03 5734 6200. One of our Local Laws Officers will manage the concern.

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This page was last updated on 21 December 2020.