At All Times
Can I burn off?Burning off on your own land can be an effective way to reduce the bush fire risk on your property.
If you are planning on burning you should register your burn with the TFS. This will ensure you don’t receive an unwanted visit from your local brigade.
Fires must never be allowed to:
Tips for a safe and hassle free burn off
For further information on burning off or getting a permit call the Tasmania Fire Service on: 1800 000 699
Do I need a fire permit?You need a fire permit for the burning of vegetation at all times during a declared Fire Permit Period regardless of the weather conditions.
To get a permit you should simply contact your local Fire Permit Officer on 1800 000 699 (permits are free).
Barbecues, Campfires or Incinerators do not need a permit but must:
What is a Permit?The Tasmania Fire Service may declare a Fire Permit Period for all or parts of the State when the danger of bushfire is considered high
Getting a permit is important because:
What’s in a fire permit?Your permit will contain conditions to increase the safety of the fire such as
How do I contact my local fire permit officer?Call the Tasmania Fire Service on: 1800 000 699
How do I register my burn or permit?If you have made the necessary preparations and are ready to register your burn or your permit
Call the Tasmania Fire Service on: 1800 000 699
What happens if my fire gets out of control?Contact the Tasmania Fire Service by dialling triple zero (000) or if a TTY user call 106. 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 if any damage is caused by the fire.