Open air permit to burn

An Open Air Permit to Burn (under Council’s General Local Law 2012) is required to burn materials on land zoned as residential, commercial or industrial outside the declared fire danger period. These permits contain set conditions(PDF, 130KB) which must be adhered to and are put in place to ensure all burning of land and lighting of fires are done in a safe and controlled manner.

Click on the following link to apply online. All information must be supplied prior to permit approval. Please allow five working days for the permit to be processed. Once you have submitted your application form, an officer will be in contact to arrange an inspection of your property. The permit fee is $53.00.

NOTE: from 11.59pm on Sunday 8 November 2020, no Open Air Permits to Burn will be issued until the end of the 2020/21 Fire Danger Period.

Rural Zones

Outside the declared Fire Danger Period, persons in a Rural zone do not require a permit.

To see your property zoning, visit the Northern Grampians Shire Community Map.

More information on fire restrictions can be found on the Country Fire Authority's website www.cfa.vic.gov.au.