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Burning off outside the Fire Danger Period.

Local laws on burn-offs apply year-round.

Burn off Checklist:

1) Check and follow local regulations or laws set down by your local council

Click here for more information about burning off in the Macedon Ranges

2) Notify neighbours at least two hours before starting the burn

3) Notify the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) on 1800 668 511

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4) Check the weather forecast for the day of the burn and a few days afterwards

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5) Check the fuel moisture conditions

6) Establish a fire break of no less than three metres cleared of all flammable material

7) Make sure there are enough people to monitor, contain and extinguish the burn safely and effectively.


Burning off during the Fire Danger Period

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation during the Fire Danger Period is permitted under the following conditions:

  • You have a written permit issued by a Fire Prevention Officer of a public authority, the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer or by the CFA District office

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  • You comply with the conditions of that permit
  • A person is in attendance at all times while the fire is alight and has the capacity and means to extinguish the fire
  • The fire is completely extinguished before the person leaves.


More detailed information about burning off can be found on the CFA Website

Or check our Can I or Can't I page