All fires must not be:
- Allowed to escape from your land; or
- Lit and allowed to endanger land other than yours, including public land.
The fires below must comply with the following:
Campfires, Barbecues and Incinerators must:
- Be at least 3 metres away from overhanging branches, stumps, logs and trees and other flammable material;
- Not be lit on peat soils or grassed sand dunes; and
- Have someone stay with the fire until it is completely extinguished.
You should also ensure that you:
- Do not burn man-made materials such as tyres, plastics and paints;
- Comply with any Environmental Regulations or Council By-laws which may have additional restrictions for incinerators and heap fires;
- Obey all signs in national parks and other reserves that may restrict where camp fires may be lit;
- Only burn domestic garden refuse in incinerators or heaps. Incinerators should be constructed to prevent the escape of burning material and sparks; and
- Have enough water or other means close to the fire to be able to put it out or prevent it from spreading.
Register the fire by calling freecall 1800 000 699
By telling the Tasmania Fire Service about your fire you may help prevent false alarms.
What happens if my fire gets out of control?
Contact the Tasmania Fire Service by dialling 000.
This is the quickest way to get local assistance to bring your fire under control.
As long as you have met all the conditions on your permit and have taken all reasonable steps to keep the fire on your property, you will not be liable for any damage caused by the fire.