Permit to light fire - Queensland

Description

A permit to light a fire is required for all fires not exempt under a Commissioner's Notification. Current exemptions include:

  • fires where the material to be burnt is less than 2 metres in any direction
  • cooking fires within a properly constructed fireplace
  • burning a dead beast
  • certain industry fires e.g. burning of sawmill waste, burning of standing cane (Note that specific conditions apply to these fires.)

The Fire Warden will issue the permit, with conditions that must be met prior to, during and at the completion of the fire.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements


The applicant must:

  • contact their local council to ensure that they meet any local laws which may apply to lighting and maintaining a fire;
  • provide owners and/or occupiers of adjoining land with 72 hours notice of the intention to apply for a permit.

Duration

The duration of this permit and the conditions under which any fire lit and maintained under this permit varies with fire conditions and is determined on a case by case basis by the issuing Fire Warden.

Fees

No fees are payable for this permit.

Act(s) name

Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 QLD

Application process

By submitting a completed Application for Permit to light a fire (Form CSO 010) to your local fire warden (or in their absence, the chief fire warden). This form, including explanatory notes on its completion, can be downloaded from the website.

The local Fire Warden can be identified through typing in the address of where the fire is to be held in the Fire Warden Finder on the website.

The Fire Warden may inspect the site.

Transfer process

This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service brochures:

  • Lighting Fires in Queensland
  • Applying to Light Fires in Queensland

Administering agency

Department of Community Safety

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Contact details

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Area Director - Charters Towers

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
Court House Complex
Corner Church & Aland Streets
Charters Towers, Queensland 4820
Mailing address: PO Box 198
Charters Towers, Queensland 4820
Phone: 07 4761 5131

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Area Director - Roma

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
39 McDowall Street
Roma, Queensland 4455
Mailing address: PO Box 514
Roma, Queensland 4455
Phone: 07 4622 2074

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Area Director - Cairns Peninsula

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
QFRS Cairns Fire Station
Corner Grogan & Gatton Streets
Westcourt, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO Box 1176
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 07 4042 5461

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Area Director - Bundaberg

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
19 Woongarra Street
Bundaberg, Queensland 4670
Mailing address: PO Box 2991
Bundaberg, Queensland 4670
Phone: 07 4153 3244

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Area Director - Caloundra

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
18 Industrial Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551
Mailing address: PO Box 3399
Caloundra BC, Queensland 4551
Phone: 07 5420 7518

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Area Director - Innisfail

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
50 Fitzgerald Esplanade
Innisfail, Queensland 4860
Mailing address: PO Box 269
Innisfail, Queensland 4860
Phone: 07 4061 0655

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Area Director - Ipswich

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
338 Ripley Road
Ripley, Queensland 4306
Mailing address: PO Box 31
Ipswich, Queensland 4305
Phone: 07 3294 4950

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Area Director - Barcaldine/Emerald

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
Ash Street
Barcaldine, Queensland 4725
Mailing address: PO Box 170
Barcaldine, Queensland 4725
Phone: 07 4936 7581

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Area Director - Townsville Office

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
Level 1 Citypoint
101 Sturt Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Mailing address: PO Box 5845 MSO
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Phone: 07 4796 9078

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Area Director - Mackay

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
Joint Emergency Services Complex
61 Beaconsfield Road
Beaconsfield, Queensland 4740
Mailing address: PO Box 10210
Mount Pleasant, Queensland 4740
Phone: 07 4965 6643

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Area Director - Toowoomba

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
2 Phillips Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350
Mailing address: PO Box 18143
Clifford Gardens, Queensland 4350
Phone: 07 4616 1946

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Area Director - Maryborough

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
98 Lennox Street
Maryborough, Queensland 4837
Phone: 07 4190 4837

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Area Director - Caboolture

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
1/25 Leda Boulevard
Morayfield, Queensland 4506
Mailing address: PO Box 1095
Morayfield, Queensland 4506
Phone: 07 5420 1332

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Acting Chief Superintendent Peter Varley

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Level 1 Block F
Emergency Services Complex
Corner Kedron Park & Park Roads
Kedron, Queensland 4031
Mailing address: GPO Box 1425
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: 07 3635 3835
Email: peter.varley@dcs.qld.gov.au
Website: Rural Fire Service Queensland contact us (Opens in new window)

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District Inspector - Rockhampton

Rural Fire Service Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Operating address: Rural Fire Service Queensland QFRS
Level 3 Suncorp Metway Building
34 East Street
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700
Mailing address: PO Box 460
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700
Phone: 07 4938 4738