Open air permit to burn

In accordance with General Local Law 2022, an Open Air Permit to Burn is required to burn any material, substance or thing in a heap that exceeds the size of 1 cubic meter on land zoned as residential, commercial or industrial outside the declared fire danger period.

These permits contain set conditions which must be adhered to and are put in place to ensure that all necessary burning of land and lighting of fires is carried out 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.  

Open air permit application form >>

For fire restriction dates by municipality, visit the CFA website atFire Restriction Dates | CFA (Country Fire Authority)

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