What are the laws about burning off in Mitchell?
Council's Local Law No 1 Community and Environment 2013 states that an owner or occupier of land may burn off in the open air for the purposes of reducing fuel loads on that land in accordance with requirements below, based on Local Law Areas.
The CFA Declared Fire Danger Period will commence in Mitchell Shire on 12/12/16 (12/12/16 - 01/05/2017).
Please Note: We DO NOT issue Fire Permits during the CFA declared Fire Restriction Period. Permits will only be issued to CFA brigades. This applies to the whole of the municipality of Mitchell Shire. More information about the Fire Danger Period can be found on the CFA Website - Restrictions page.
The Fire Danger Period is NOT the same thing as a Total Fire Ban. Total fire ban information can be found on the CFA Website - Total Fire Bans and Ratings page .
Environmental advice for maintaining and managing native grasses is available via different publications on the Environment pages of the website.
CFA also offer advice for preparing your property for bushfire. Some helpful information is available at www.cfa.vic.gov.au
For further information contact the Community Compliance Department on (03) 5734 6200.