Permit to Use Fire in the Open Air During Days of Total Fire Ban - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this permit if you intend to use fire on days of a total fire ban.

The permit is only required for days that are notified as a total fire ban day and will only be granted for necessary commercial, entertainment, religious or cultural activities.

Activities that require a permit include:

  • welding, cutting and / or grinding
  • heating and spreading of bitumen and similar substances
  • use of blow lamps or gas torches
  • use of a safety fuse in blasting operations
  • use of emergency flares at civil and military aerodromes
  • use of a flare at a petroleum fractionation plant, a gas plant or any plant of a similar nature
  • industrial heat testing
  • use of fire for loading, unloading or working bees (apiarists)
  • use of a fire in the open air for the cooking of food by a caterer
  • lighting a fire for the purpose of public entertainment (fire works)
  • operation of a sawmill waste and refuse burner
  • use of LPG burners for hot air ballooning.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Permit to Use Fire in the Open Air on a Day of Total Fire Ban - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Country Fire Authority

Act(s) name

Country Fire Authority 1958 (Victoria)

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