Permit to Light a Fire - Wyndham City Council - Victoria


You might need a permit to burn any material or light a fire. This applies to burning in the open and burning material in an incinerator.

This permit may be required for burning on public and private land.

Other restrictions may apply in periods of high fire danger depending on your council.

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
  • 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
  • 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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $301.10

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Lodgement process


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

Approval time

Application must be submitted 10 days before the date of burning.

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.