At All Times

Total Fire Ban Permits

Subject to Environmental Regulations and Local Government By-Laws and any restrictions in parks and reserves.

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Please find the Machinery Operations Guideline which details the recommended machinery operating practices and an operations table to assist with providing fire safety measures for operations in or near dry vegetation.

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:

  • Escape from your land.
  • Be lit and endanger land other than yours, including public land.

Tips for a safe and hassle free burn off

  • Check to see if you need a permit.
  • Only burn domestic garden refuse in incinerators or heaps. Incinerators should be constructed to prevent the escape of burning material and sparks.
  • Comply with any Environmental Regulations or Council By-laws which may have additional restrictions for incinerators and heap fires.
  • Consider alerting your neighbours.
  • Have enough water close to the fire to be able to put it out or prevent it from spreading.
  • Register your burn with the TFS on 1800 000 699.


  • Burn man-made materials such as tyres, plastics and paints.
  • Leave any fire unattended until completely out.

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:
  • Be at least three metres away from overhanging branches, stumps, logs and trees and other flammable material.
  • Not be lit on peat soils or grassed sand dunes.
  • Have someone stay with the fire until it is completely extinguished.
  • Comply with local Council or Parks regulations or by-laws.

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:
  • It ensures you are complying to conditions to make sure your burn is safe.
  • It provides certain protections for the person lighting the fire.
During the Fire Permit Period, fires are not banned. They are allowed where there are good opportunities to safely use fire for land management purposes.

What’s in a fire permit?

Your permit will contain conditions to increase the safety of the fire such as
  • the specified weather conditions allowed.
  • the requirement for certain equipment.
  • who you need to notify before you light.

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.