Burning off and fireworks
Burning off — what can I burn?
When burning off on your property, it is important to know what materials can and can't be burnt. For a comprehensive guide, watch the below video.
Do not burn the following materials
- wet materials (make sure all green waste has dried out before burning)
- non-timber building materials
- treated or painted wood
- rubber or plastic, including plastic mulch, plant pots and packaging materials
- furnishings and carpet
- manufactured chemicals
- petrol or oil products
- food waste
- manure and straw
- carcasses of dead animals or birds, unless prescribed by the Department of Agriculture as the only means of disposal
- other offensive, noxious or toxic matter.
The following items are safe to burn
- dried green waste including tree branches, grass, scrub and stubble
- wood that has not been treated or painted
Before burning off
- check CFA and Mitchell Shire regulations
- notify your neighbours of your activity will generate fire and smoke
- check the weather forecast the day of the activity and a few days afterwards. If more than light winds are forecast, you should postpone your burn-off
- have a 3-meter clearance of any flammable material around the while burn off
- you should have enough people to monitor, contain and extinguish the burn safely and effectively
- you have enough water to extinguish an outbreak
- register your burn with the CFA
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This page was last updated on 25 November 2021.