Australian Standard AS 1019-2000 Internal Combustion Engines - Spark Emission Control Devices - Victoria


You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to use a stationary or non-stationary engine in a fire protected area during the prohibited period.

Fire protected area means any land within a State forest, national park or other protected public land (or within 1.5km of a protected forest or national park).

Ordinarily it is illegal to use a chainsaw, motor vehicle or other non-stationary engine in the open air or in contact with vegetation during the prohibited period in a fire protected area. This does not apply if certain conditions are met, including that the engine / exhaust pipe is fitted with a spark arrestor that complies with this standard.

This standard specifies requirements for the materials, design, construction and performance of spark arrestors for controlling the emission of sparks from internal combustion engines.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Forests Act 1958 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations 2014 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Parks Victoria

Contact details

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Information Centre

Parks Victoria

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Phone: 03 8627 4700
Fax: 03 9629 5563
Website: Parks Victoria (Opens in new window)