Monday 4th January 9:00am - Saturday 30th January 5:00pm
REFRAME School Holiday Programme
Tuesday 26th January
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony & Citizen of the Year Announcement
The Bush Fire Danger Period commences on 1 October 2020 and will end on 1 April 2021. During the Bush Fire Danger Period a permit to light a fire is required from the relevant fire authority.
Due the change in upcoming weather conditions please be advised all Permits will be Suspended from midnight Thursday 21/01/2021 until further notice in the Wingecarribee RFS District.
Individual properties that are 4000 square metres and above are eligible to burn, provided the property is not zoned medium density (R3). All the conditions of the Urban Backyard Burning Policy need to be met when planning and lighting a fire. The conditions are listed below.
Online Interactive Map
An online interactive map is available. The map allows you to search for your property and see if backyard burning is allowed and the conditions that apply when planning for and undertaking backyard burning.
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.
Use the map to find out which which fire authority is relevant to your property.
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
Notice is required to be given to both the relevant fire authority and to neighbours at least 24 hours before the fire is lit.
For properties in RFS areas, the online form can be used or by contacting the zone office. For properties in Fire and Rescue areas, the local brigade can be contacted.
The Neighbour notice form may be used to notify neighbours.
The conditions are listed below:
The video by the Mandemar RFS brigades Handy hints for safe pile burning has useful information about how to burn safely.