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

You need to comply with the following requirements, as set out in the Community Amenity Policy and Guidelines:

  • An incinerator must be made from non combustible materials and designed to be used as an incinerator; and
  • An incinerator that is installed must be designed so that at all times any burning materials including sparks, embers and ash cannot escape.
Even if a permit to burn has been granted, the following materials must not be burnt in an incinerator or outdoors:

  • Any rubber or plastic substance;
  • Any petroleum, oil or waste material containing petroleum or oil;
  • Paint or container that contains or has contained paint;
  • Any manufactured chemical;
  • Any food waste; or
  • Any material that is not likely to readily burn or which is likely to create offensive smoke or odour.

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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $255.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 VIC

Local law(s) name

Community Amenity Local Law 1 2015

Lodgement process


Please submit your application and any associated documentation directly to the Agency.

Administering agency

Wyndham 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

Wyndham City Council

Operating address: 45 Princes Highway
Werribee, Victoria 3030
Mailing address: PO BOX 197
Werribee, Victoria 3030
Phone: 03 9742 0777
Fax: 03 9741 6237
Website: Wyndham City Council (Opens in new window)