Burning off

As we are now in the CFA-declared Fire Danger Period, you currently cannot burn off anywhere in Cardinia Shire and during this time we will not issue a permit to burn. 

Burning off anywhere in Cardinia Shire is also strictly prohibited during a CFA-declared Total Fire Ban Day.


Before burning off, consider disposing of green waste through:

When burning refuse:

  • call 000 immediately if the fire is no longer under control
  • do not burn household and hard waste materials
  • never burn off on windy days (when wind speed is over 20 km/h)
  • never burn off when the shade temperature is over 32 degrees Celsius
  • supervise fire at all times and have the capacity and means to extinguish it
  • ensure adequate water supply is available
  • totally extinguish your fire at its completion on the same day
  • never use flammable liquids to start a fire
  • postpone a burn if there are smog alerts, foggy conditions or wind that will carry smoke in a direction that will disrupt adjacent roadways or neighbouring properties
  • notify the Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority on 1800 668 511 to alert them of your intent to burn to prevent unnecessary fire brigade callouts.

To report a person illegally burning off contact us:

Phone: 1300 787 624

Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au