You will be required to apply for this permit if you intend to use fire on days of a total fire ban.
The permit is only required for days that are notified as a total fire ban day and will only be granted for necessary commercial, entertainment, religious or cultural activities.
Activities that require a permit include:
- welding, cutting and / or grinding
- heating and spreading of bitumen and similar substances
- use of blow lamps or gas torches
- use of a safety fuse in blasting operations
- use of emergency flares at civil and military aerodromes
- use of a flare at a petroleum fractionation plant, a gas plant or any plant of a similar nature
- industrial heat testing
- use of fire for loading, unloading or working bees (apiarists)
- use of a fire in the open air for the cooking of food by a caterer
- lighting a fire for the purpose of public entertainment (fire works)
- operation of a sawmill waste and refuse burner
- use of LPG burners for hot air ballooning.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.