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.
A permit valid for use during the declared Fire Danger Period but not on Total Fire Ban Days (this is called a Schedule 13 or Schedule 14 Permit.
A permit valid for days of Total Fire Ban only (this is called a Section 40 Permit)
What types of activity require a permit for using fire in the open air?
Check online on the Fire Permits Victoria website.
Alternatively, find out more on the Can I, Can't I section.
Check why do you need to use fire, is it because you're required to?
- Run a business
- Operate at public events
- Perform essential maintenance
- Emergency works
After I've I applied, when can I expect the permit?
CFA issues permits towards the end of September. This is so the weather and local conditions can be assessed.
If you've applied on a day of Total Fire Ban, CFA's operational activity may delay a permit being issued.
Unsure if you need a permit?
Contact your local CFA District Office or CFA headquarters on (03) 9262 8444.
Page last updated: Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:28:53 AM