Under the Rural Fires Act 1997, permits are required at different times of year depending on whether the fire is in the RFS zone or the Fire and Rescue zone.
- Fires in the Fire and Rescue zone require a permit from Fire and Rescue all year round.
- Fires in the RFS zone require a permit from RFS during the Bush Fire Danger Period or where a fire is likely to be dangerous to a building.
Use the map to find out which which fire authority is relevant to your property.
Backyard Burning Policy Map
Further information regarding permits can be found at NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue NSW.
To apply for a Permit, contact the relevant fire authority:
NSW Rural Fire Service: 02 4868 5500
Fire and Rescue Southern Zone Office: 02 4822 9395
Fire and Rescue Mittagong Brigade
Telephone: 02 4871 1002
Fire and Rescue Bowral Brigade
Telephone: 02 4862 1446
Fire and Rescue Moss Vale Brigade
Telephone: 02 4868 1288
Fire and Rescue Bundanoon Brigade
Telephone: 02 4883 6333