If you need to use fire in the open air during the Fire Danger Period or on a day of Total Fire Ban you may require a permit.
There are two types of permits. Click on a box to find out more and get a permit application form.
What type of activity requires a permit for using fire in the open air?
The below table is a guide only. Please contact your CFA District Office to discuss any aspects that you cannot determine from this guide or if your activity is not listed.
|Activity||Fire Danger Period||Total Fire Ban|
|Blacksmithing||Permit Required||Will not be granted|
|Blasting / use of fuses||Permit Required||Permit Required|
|Burning off grass, stubble, weeds||Refer to Can I or Can’t I?||Will not be granted|
|Catering||Refer to Can I or Can’t I?||Refer to Can I or Can’t I?|
|Diesel or gas powered steam cleaner||Refer to CFA District Office||Permit Required|
|Fire Training||Refer to CFA District Office||Will not be granted|
|Gas flare off||Refer to CFA District Office||Permit Required|
|Gas powered bird scaring devices||Permit Required||Will not be granted|
|Heating and spreading of bitumen||Refer to Can I or Can’t I?||Permit Required|
|Hot air ballooning||Permit Required||Permit Required|
|Public fireworks||Permit Required||Permit Required|
|Sawdust burner operation||Refer to CFA District Office||Permit Required|
|Use of blow lamps or gas torches||Permit Required||Permit Required|
|Welding, cutting, soldering and grinding||Refer to Can I or Can’t I?||Permit Required|
|Working with bees||Refer to Can I or Can’t I?||Permit Required|
|Other||Refer to CFA District Office||Refer to CFA District Office|
Unsure if you need a permit?
Contact your local CFA District Office or CFA headquarters on (03) 9262 8444.