Amnesty burn period to follow end of fire restrictions

Published on 17 April 2019

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The CFA has announced the declared fire danger period will end on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

From this time, residents in farming areas can burn-off vegetation material without requiring a permit. 

For residents in township zones and built up areas, a fire amnesty period allowing the burning of vegetation material, without a permit will be held from Saturday 4 May through until Monday 20 May 2019. 

During the amnesty period, fires in residential areas must be no larger than one meter wide or high. Residents need to ensure that smoke does not cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties.

Vegetation material must be dry and not include treated or manufactured timber such as cupboards or fence posts or offensive material such as couches and mattresses. 

Before you light any fire, please register your burn by calling 1800 668 511. 

Residents can also deposit green waste free of charge all year round at any of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres. 

For more information about the amnesty contact Council’s Community Safety Unit on (03) 5772 0333.