The Bush Fire Danger Period began on 1 September 2018.
Permits to burn
The conditions remain non-conducive in many areas across Wingecarribee LGA to the safe conducting of pile burning at this time. Agencies will however continue to explore opportunities to carry out Hazard Reduction works as conditions permit.
For further information on the Bush Fire Danger Period please visit :
Bush Fire Danger Period (external link)
During the Bush Fire Danger Period any person wishing to light a fire will require a permit issued by their local Rural Fire Service Brigade Captain.
The key things to remember
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 (external link)
Fire Danger Ratings (external link)
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.