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Current Fire Restrictions

Total Fire Ban

Today Saturday, 22 November 2014 's Fire Restriction.

Total Fire Ban Regions
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  Total Fire Ban
  Permits are required
  Permits are not required
Southern Region Municipalities: North West Region Municipalities: Northern Region Municipalities:
BRIGHTON BURNIE (CITY) BREAK O'DAY
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS CENTRAL COAST DORSET
CLARENCE (CITY) CIRCULAR HEAD FLINDERS
DERWENT VALLEY DEVONPORT (CITY) GEORGE TOWN
GLAMORGAN SPRING BAY KENTISH LAUNCESTON (CITY)
GLENORCHY (CITY) KING ISLAND MEANDER VALLEY
HOBART (CITY) LATROBE NORTHERN MIDLANDS
HUON VALLEY WARATAH-WYNYARD WEST TAMAR
KINGBOROUGH WEST COAST
SORELL
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS
TASMAN

For information on permits, or how to obtain a permit, please refer to the TFS "Using Fire Outdoors" publication.


General Advice on a Day of Total Fire Ban
 

Tools and Equipment

Tools and equipment that use a naked flame or generate sparks such as welding or grinding, must not be used in the open air.

If essential works are required to be done a special permit may be issued, after a thorough investigation of each application. Apply to your TFS Regional Office.

 

Barbecues that use wood, charcoal or other solid fuel are banned

Gas and electric barbecues are permitted subject to the strict application of the conditions set out below.

Gas and electric barbecues provided in public reserves/campsites may be used providing:

  • the barbecue is electric or gas fired
  • the barbecue is fixed permanent structure.

Portable gas and electric barbecues may be used provided:

The barbecue is located within 20 metres of a permanent dwelling (mobile homes, caravans or tents are not classified as permanent dwellings).

Additional conditions that apply to the use of portable electric and gas fired barbecues and barbecues in public reserves and campsites:

  • the area for 3 metres around and above the barbecue is completely cleared of flammable material.
  • an adult is in attendance at all times
  • a tap with hose connected is ready for use
  • at least 10 litres of water is on hand in case of emergency.

Commercial caterers are required to obtain a special permit from your TFS Regional Office.

 

Water Usage

For information regarding water usage during a day of Total Fire Ban please refer to www.taswater.com.au