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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

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Burning Permits

Fire Permits for Broad Acre Farming

Conditional Permit Burning Season – 1 March to 30 April

A permit can be obtained by contacting the Council Office. All conditions outlined on the permits must be adhered to at all times under State legislation.

Once you have received your permit, it is still a requirement for you to contact Council on the daily basis if you are burning off.

When the fire permit has been issued it is the permit holders responsibility to maintain a safe burn off and must be mindful of local weather condition and be aware of any possible change in those weather conditions.

Fire & Emergency Services Act & Regulations 2005 Permit Conditions(145 kb)

Council Fire Permit Conditions(162 kb)

Burning on Domestic and Non-Domestic Premises

Burning hours between:

10.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Saturday

No burning permitted on Sundays or Public Holidays.

If you are wanting to have a small fire (a comfort fire) it needs to be no bigger than 1 metre square, with a 4 metre clearance around and above, in a 20cm deep trench.

Incinerator use is allowed in a properly constructed incinerator with a 4 metre clearance around and above.

For more information with regards to burning on domestic and non-domestic premises see the Environment Protection Authority’s Air Quality Control Policy.