Permit to light a fire - Queensland

Description

You will need this permit to light a fire that does not meet the exemption conditions.

This permit ensures that your fire is used safely, responsibly, and under conditions aimed to minimise the impact on people, property, and the environment. Your permit will set out the rules around how a fire is lit and maintained and lets the fire service know when you are using fire on your property.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Current exemptions include:

  • fires where the material to be burnt is less than two 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).

Eligibility requirements

You must contact your local council to ensure you meet any local law requirements that may apply to lighting and maintaining a fire.

You must provide owners and / or occupiers of adjoining land with 72 hours notice of the intention to apply for a permit and complete the application form.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be issued the permit with conditions that must be met prior to, during and at the completion of the fire.

Duration

The duration of this permit will be specified at the time of application.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees.

Forms

Transfer

This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Contact details

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Queensland
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Local Council

Queensland
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