Total Fire Ban Permit for Smoking Ceremony / Fire / Fireworks / Catering - Victoria


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 (fireworks)
  • operation of a sawmill waste and refuse burner
  • use of LPG burners for hot air ballooning.

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.

Act(s) name

Country Fire Authority 1958 Victoria

Application process


The CFA states that applicants should aim to submit their applications by September each year.

Approval time

Please allow a minimum of 1 week.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

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
Website: Country Fire Authority (Opens in new window)