Bushfire Danger Period

Overview

The bush fire danger period (BFDP) for the Wingecarribee LGA ended on the 31st March 2021. 

For further information on the Bush Fire Danger Period please visit:

Bush Fire Danger Period

Total Fire Ban or No Burn days

Burning is prohibited on a Total Fire Ban or when a No Burn Notice has been issued.

The key things to remember;

  • You need a fire permit if it's the Bush Fire Danger Period. 
  • Just because it's the Bush Fire Danger Period doesn't mean you can't use fire, but there are restrictions to ensure fire is used safely.
  • Getting a permit is free and easy. Contact your local Fire Control Centre.

There are heavy penalties if you don't follow restrictions or rules.

Fire Danger Ratings 

To check the Fire Danger Rating or if a Total Fire Ban is in place for your area visit :

Fire Danger Rating and Total Fire Ban Information

Fire Danger Ratings

 

Total Fire Ban

Residents are urged to complete a Bush Fire Survival Plan and ensure all members of the household know what to do on days of increased fire danger and if their home is threatened by fire.

Residents should prepare their property by removing flammable materials from their yards, clearing gutters of leaves, checking hoses and, where appropriate, conducting hazard reduction activities.

Total Fire Ban Rules