Burning off in Cardinia Shire

As of 1 July 2016, new burning-off areas and conditions apply.

These changes came into effect when Council's revised Open Air Burning Policy was adopted. Local Law 17 contains the requirements which must be met.

No burning off currently allowed

Burning off anywhere in Cardinia Shire is strictly prohibited if it is a CFA-declared Total Fire Ban day or during any CFA-declared Fire Danger Period. As it is now the Fire Danger Period, Council will not issue a permit to burn.

The Fire Danger Period in Cardinia Shire was declared on 19 December, 2016 and at this stage will conclude on 1 May, 2017.

Visit the CFA website for further information on permits to burn during this period.

Alternatives to burning off

Burning off to reduce fuel loads on your property and to get rid of dry weeds, undergrowth, tree clippings and other vegetation should always be a last resort.

Our optional green waste bin service or twice-yearly hard and green waste collections are a much safer and more environmentally-friendly option. Please visit our waste and recycling web page for more information.

Barbeques, pizza ovens and chimineas

Barbeques, pizza ovens and chimineas are permitted to be used where they do not cause an unreasonable nuisance and some basic safety requirements are met. Please see the Local Law 17 web page for more information on barbeques, pizza ovens and chimineas.

Report an illegal burn off

If life or property is in danger from fire please call 000.

If you believe that there is a fire which is not in accordance with the information on this page or within Local Law 17 then please call us on 1300 787 624 so that we can investigate.

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