Local Laws and Burning Off

Permits and information about burning off in Mitchell




 

Open Air Burning

OPEN AIR BURNING

Burning off is a common way to reduce fuel loads on your property, but there are a few things to check before you go ahead.

WHEN CAN I BURN OFF?

From 1 October each year to the start of the CFA Fire Danger Period

You’ll need a permit from Council to burn a windrow, stump, log or vegetation with a diameter greater than 75mm.

A windrow is any combustible or inflammable material, including garden or tree waste and household rubbish (unless listed as not allowed) that is stored in an area exceeding 2 cubic metres.

During the CFA Fire Danger Period

You can’t burn off during this time.

From the end of the declared CFA Fire Danger Period to 1 October each year

If you live in a residential area, Urban Growth Area less than 0.4 hectare (1 acre) or semi-rural area, you can burn off on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm.

To burn off outside these times, you’ll need a permit.

Fines of $200 can be issued if caught burning off outside these times.

Rural areas can burn off on any day of the week.

If you're not sure what your propert is classifed as, check out the township maps on pages 30-36 of our Local Law No. 1 Community and Environment (PDF, 2680K).

 

 

End of CFA Fire Danger Period to 1 October

10am to 3pm Wednesdays and Saturdays

End of CFA Fire Danger Period to start of CFA Fire Danger Period

10am to 3pm all other days of the week

End of CFA Fire Danger Period to 1 October  1 October to start of CFA Fire Danger Period
Residential Open air burning allowed Permit required Does not apply to residential Permit required to burn a windrow, stump, log or vegetation with a diameter greater than 75mm

Urban Growth Area

Less than 0.4 hectares (1 acre)

Open air burning allowed Permit required Does not apply to UGA
Semi-rural Open air burning allowed Permit required Does not apply to semi-rural
Rural Open air burning allowed Open air burning allowed Open air burning allowed

 

How do i apply for a permit?

It’s simple, fill out the form below and return it to Council.

WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Check out our burning off fact sheet below.

You can also find more information on the CFA’s website