During the Bush Fire
Season, (October 1 to March 31) regulations about the use of barbecues
and campfires come into effect throughout NSW. These regulation are designed
to help prevent bush and grass fires, and therefore protect lives, property
and the environment. It is up to each of us to follow the rules that help
keep everyone safe.During the Bush Fire Danger Season
During the Bush Fire danger
Season, fires in the open air are restricted. This means that barbecues
and campfires may only be used under certain conditions.
A campfire or barbecue may
be lit for cooking or warmth provided;
It is important to have sufficient water
on hand in case of an emergency.
they are lit only in a permanently constructed
fire place with at least 2m cleared of combustible matter OR
at a site with at least 3m cleared of
all combustible matter.
an adult is in attendance
the fire is completely out before leaving
During Total Fire Ban
Campfires are prohibited. Gas or electric
barbecues may be used provided:
Solid fuel barbecues, ovens and kettles,
are prohibited, (ie those using wood, heat beads, charcoal or briquettes).
it is on residential property
within 20m of the house or dwelling
or in an area with council approval
it is under the direct control of an adult
the ground within 3m of the barbecue is
cleared of all materials which could burn
you have a continuous supply of water
Electric or gas-fired barbecues, within
20m of your permanent home, (or holiday dwelling) in a cleared safe place
may be used.
Remember, if you fail to comply with
the fire regulations, you can be punished by up to:
Away from Home
in jail or a fine of $5,000
Electric or gas-fired barbecues may
only be used with the approval of the local council or the land management
Total Fire Bans usually last for
24 hours, from 12 midnight.