Permit to Light a Fire - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to light a fire during a fire permit period. A fire permit will be granted to light a fire in a fire protected area or for the purpose of clearing vegetation or like purpose. A fire protected area includes any part of a State forest, any reserved land or any Crown Land.

This permit is not needed for a fire lit in a place specifically designed for that purpose (for example, an outdoor fireplace).

This permit is granted by a fire permit officer, who is appointed by the State Fire Management Council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.



No fees are required.



Application for Permit to Light a Fire - To obtain a Permit, you must contact your local Fire Permit Officer.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Fire Service

Act(s) name

Fire Service Act 1979 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Head Office
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Fire Service

Operating address:
Cnr Argyle and Melville Streets
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1526
Hobart, Tasmania 7001




03 62308600


03 62346647

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