The lighting of fires on public land is not permitted at any time.
Lighting of fires on allotments 3000m2 or less
Lighting or maintaining a fire on an allotment 3,000 square metres or less is NOT permitted unless the fire is contained in a barbeque or another cooking device. Use clean and dry combustible material.
Lighting of fires on allotments 3001m2 or greater
Lighting or maintaining a fire on an allotment greater than 3,001 square metres is permitted on the following conditions:
- the fire is authorised under a QFES Permit to light fire
- the fire is being used by primary producers and for industrial purposes e.g. for the purposes of burning the carcass of a beast
- the vegetation to be burnt does not exceed 2 metres in height, 2 metres in width and 2 metres in length and the fire is enclosed in a fireplace so constructed as to prevent the escape of fire or any burning material from the fireplace.
For fires where the vegetation to be burnt is less than 2 metres in height, 2 metres in width and 2 metres in length and not in a fire danger period, residents must ensure that:
- only clean and dry non-toxic combustible material may be burned
- only one fire may be burning at any time
- appropriate fire fighting equipment, which may include water, hoses and pumps, must be on site at all times
- fires must not be lit before 7:00 AM and must be extinguished no later than dusk, on the same day
- ashes must be thoroughly wetted down when a fire is extinguished
- the person proposing to light a fire must verballyadvise all neighbours of their intention to light a fire and the date on which this will occur. If unable to provide verbal advice, then written advice of the intention to light a fire must be provided. It is recommended that adjoining neighbours are given at least 48 hours’ notice
- fires must be set back at least 6 metres from every property boundary and building
- a responsible person must attend the fire always until the fire is extinguished.
All burning must be conducted in a manner that does not cause a nuisance to other people.
The Fire and Emergency Service website provides further information in regards to fire bans, restrictions and how to obtain a permit to light fire.
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