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Bushfire Danger Period

The Bush Fire Danger Period began on 1 September 2018.


Permits to burn 


As of 13th September 2018 permits to burn within the Wingecarribee LGA have been suspended, and all issued permits cancelled as of this date. Exceptions will remain in place for carcass destruction on a case by case basis. 

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.



Bush Fire Danger Period


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


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Bush Fire Danger Period


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.



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 :


 LinkFire Danger Rating and Total Fire Ban Information 


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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.


Last Updated: March 13th, 2019
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