The 2019-20 Fire Danger Period in Northern Grampians Shire ends on Monday 13th April 2020.
Schedule 13 permits
A Schedule 13 permit may be issued to burn fine fuel (such as grass, stubble, weeds) and only where there is an essential need to burn during the Fire Danger Period.
Click on the following link to apply online. Please allow five working days for the permit to be processed.
Apply for a schedule 13 permit to burn here>>>
Click on the links below for further information related to burning under a Schedule 13 permit.
Schedule 13 Permit Conditions 2020(PDF, 195KB)
CFA Fact Sheet Stubble Burning(PDF, 316KB)
Coronavirus - reduce the risk to your community
When working together to manage your burn-off, please ensure your group is taking the following hygiene actions as directed by the Department of Health & Human Services
in relation to reducing the risk of infection and slowing the spread of Coronavirus in the Victorian community.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the toilet. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Do not share drinking bottles.
- Ensure a distance of 1.5 metres is kept between yourself and others.
Permits to burn
Rural Living and Farming Zones
Schedule 13 permits are required to burn grass and stubble for farming purposes in rural living and farming zones during the declared Fire Danger Period. Outside the declared Fire Danger Period, land in these zones is exempt from permit requirements.
Open Air Permits to Burn (under Council’s General Local Law 2012) are required to burn materials on land not zoned as rural living or farming outside the declared Fire Danger Period. More information on this application process can be found on Council's Community Safety page. Burning in these zones is not permitted during the Fire Danger Period.
The 2019-20 Fire Danger Period in Northern Grampians Shire commenced on Monday 18 November 2019.
More information on fire restrictions can be found on the Country Fire Authority's website www.cfa.vic.gov.au.
Municipal Fire Management Plan
The Northern Grampians Shire Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee has prepared a Municipal Fire Management Plan (MFMP) pursuant to section 55A of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958. The MFMP contains plans and input from council, the Country Fire Authority (CFA), the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria (PV), Victoria Police, and other key stakeholders. The MFMP is a sub-plan of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP).
The current NGS MFMP is accessible by selecting the link below.
Other fire related information
CFA's 'Can I, Can't I?' brochure