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No burning off in the Fire Danger Period

  • We are now in the Fire Danger Period, which started on Monday 14 December 2020. 
  • During the declared Fire Danger Period we will not issue a permit to burn. If you need a permit for an essential burn, you'll need to apply for a permit through the CFA. If you don't get a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted.

CFA - restrictions during the Fire Danger Period   CFA - Fire Danger Period permits 

Here are some good ways to get rid of green waste. Opt for these if you can, rather than burning off. 

There are also a number of privately run tips, transfer stations and waste facilities that will take your green waste for a fee. 

  • The CFA can declare a Total Fire Ban Day at any time during the year.
  • No fires are to be lit in the open air on Total Fire Ban Days unless you have a special permit.
  • To check if it's a Total Fire Ban Day, visit the CFA website. Note: Cardinia Shire is in the Central District. 

CFA - Check if it's a Total Fire Ban day in the Central District

As we are now in the Fire Danger Period, burning off is strictly not allowed and is a matter for Victoria Police.

  • Please report burning off to Victoria Police. Find contact details for your local police station on the Victoria Police website
  • For the rules you need to follow during the Fire Danger Period go to the CFA website