Open air permit to burn


The dates for the 2019 Open Air Burn Permit Exemption period have been confirmed from the 14 - 27 October, from 2pm - 11pm.

Urban/residential areas: While a permit is not required during the permit exemption period, residents are required to do the following:

Rural/farming areas: Those zoned in these areas do not need to apply for a permit, given their burn is compliant with the set conditions(PDF, 130KB) to ensure all burning of land and lighting of fires are done in a safe and controlled manner.

Please note: All burns must comply with permit conditions and notification of burns must be sent to NGSC at

For further details please contact customer service.

Application for an open air permit to burn >>

Please note: Burning in these zones is not permitted during the fire danger period when it is in force.

You will require a Schedule 13 permit to burn during the fire danger period. Go to page >>