Permit to Light a Fire - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to light, allow to be lit or remain alight, a fire in the open air or in an incinerator. Permit restrictions may apply in periods of high fire danger and in particular areas.

People such as farmers, land-clearers and pine plantation owners may require this permit.

You will be exempt from this permit if you want to light a fire for the purposes of cooking, warmth, welding and gas-cutting provided you comply with any set conditions.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

A separate permit from State fire authorities may be required during high fire seasons.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Schedule 13 - Permit to Burn During Fire Danger Period - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Burn Off Notification (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 VIC

Local law(s) name

Community Local Law 2 2007

Administering agency

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Contact details

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

Local Laws Officer

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Operating address: 45 Splatt Street
Swan Hill, Victoria 3585
Mailing address: PO BOX 488
Swan Hill, Victoria 3585
Phone: 03 5036 2346
Phone: 03 5036 2333
Fax: 03 5036 2340
Website: Swan Hill Rural City Council (Opens in new window)