About Fire Permits

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.

Fire Danger Period

During the Fire Danger Period

A permit valid for use during the declared Fire Danger Period but not on Total Fire Ban days. Commonly referred to as 'Schedule 13' or 'Schedule 14' permits.

Total Fire Ban

On days of Total Fire Ban

A permit valid for days of Total Fire Ban only. Commonly referred to as 'Section 40' permits.

What are fire permits?

Fire permits are issued to businesses and individuals who need to use fire to conduct work or an activity. They provide an exemption to laws during a period when fire restrictions are in place or a day of Total Fire Ban (TFB) with specific conditions applied.


Do I need a permit?

You can check if you require a permit online through the Fire Permits Victoria website.  

Screenshot of fire permits website.

Alternatively, check CFA's Can I or Can't I page.  


How long will a permit take to be issued?

Please apply for a fire permit as early as possible. At busier periods during the fire season, fire permit processing may take up to 2 weeks.


Is there a cost involved with getting a permit?

There is no cost involved with getting a permit.



Page last updated:  Thursday, 21 December 2023 3:15:25 PM