Permit to Use Fire in the Open Air on a Code Red Fire Rating Day - Victoria


You will be required to apply for this permit if you intend to use fire on days of high fire danger.

The permit is only required for days that are notified as high fire danger periods 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.

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 agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Permit to Use Fire in the Open Air on Code Red Fire Rating Days - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Country Fire Authority 1958 VIC

Administering agency

Country Fire Authority

Contact details

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

Country Fire Authority

Operating address: 8 Lakeside Drive
Burwood East, Victoria 3151
Mailing address: PO BOX 701
Mt Waverley, Victoria 3149
Phone: 03 9262 8444
Fax: 03 9264 6200
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