Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate - New South Wales

Description

You will require this certificate of you intend to carry out bush fire hazard reduction work on private land that involves burning on bush fire prone land or could:

  • Impact upon native vegetation;
  • Threaten endangered species; or
  • Result in air or water pollution, or soil erosion.

Bush fire hazard reduction work can involve clearing vegetation by hand, mechanical means or burning.

The relevant local Council or NSW Rural Fire Service will be able to inform you whether your property is considered to be bush fire prone land.

Please note that this is an environmental approval and that your certificate may be subject to certain conditions, such as:

  • Retaining certain trees;
  • Removing vegetation to protect historic relics;
  • Warning neighbours of smoke; or
  • Treating machinery to prevent weeds spreading.

Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificates:

  • Are not required for agricultural activities such as stubble burning, burning sugar cane, burning diseased crops, orchard pruning and grazing; and
  • Will not be issued for areas that are particularly environmentally sensitive, such as a rainforest or wetland.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must supply the authority with relevant information, this may include:

  • The area of your property;
  • Items that you are intending to protect;
  • Intended method of reducing fuel; and
  • Any other information as required.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

A certificate becomes effective on the date endorsed on the certificate and operates for the period specified in the certificate.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

NSW Rural Fire Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Operating address: 15 Carter Street
Lidcombe
New South Wales 2141
Mailing address: Locked Bag 17
Granville
New South Wales 2142
Toll Free: 1800 679 737
Phone: 02 8741 5555
Fax: 02 8741 5550