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Fire Bans & Permits

Total Fire Ban

Today Friday, 23 February 2024 's Fire Restriction.

Total Fire Ban Regions
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  Total Fire Ban (TFB)
  Permits are required
  Permits are not required

Southern Region Municipalities: North West Region Municipalities: Northern Region Municipalities:
BRIGHTON - TFB BURNIE (CITY) - Permit BREAK O'DAY - Permit
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS - TFB CENTRAL COAST - Permit DORSET - Permit
CLARENCE (CITY) - TFB CIRCULAR HEAD - Permit FLINDERS - Permit
DERWENT VALLEY - TFB DEVONPORT (CITY) - Permit GEORGE TOWN - Permit
GLAMORGAN SPRING BAY - TFB KENTISH - Permit LAUNCESTON (CITY) - Permit
GLENORCHY (CITY) - TFB KING ISLAND - Permit MEANDER VALLEY - Permit
HOBART (CITY) - TFB LATROBE - Permit NORTHERN MIDLANDS - Permit
HUON VALLEY - TFB WARATAH-WYNYARD - Permit WEST TAMAR - Permit
KINGBOROUGH - TFB WEST COAST - Permit
SORELL - TFB
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS - TFB
TASMAN - TFB

For more information

Please refer to the TFS "Using Fire Outdoors" publication.

Fire use at any time is subject to Environmental Regulations and Local Government by laws and any restrictions in parks and reserves.

The Parks and Wildlife Service - Alerts page shows current campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves.

Permits can be obtained by free-calling 1800 000 699

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

 
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Southern Tasmania from 2am on Thursday 22 February until 2am Saturday 24 February 2024.
DURING A TOTAL FIRE BAN:
(a) No fires may be lit in the open air on any land for any purpose, unless otherwise specified within this declaration.
(b) The occupier of the land where a fire occurs shall immediately, after becoming aware of the fire:
i. Take diligent steps to extinguish the fire or to prevent it from spreading; and
ii. Report the fire to Tasmania Fire Service by calling ‘000’.
(c) All fire permits are suspended, unless the fire is exempted by this declaration.
(d) No fire permits will be granted.
(e) The use of gas and electric cooking appliances such as stoves, ovens and barbecues in the open air is prohibited, unless clear of flammable material for a distance of at least one metre.
(f) The use of cutting and welding machines or apparatus in the open air is prohibited, unless used in the emergency restoration or essential maintenance of critical infrastructure including transport, communications, electricity, gas, water, and sewerage, and provided the use is in accordance with the Tasmania Fire Service Hot Work Guideline.
(g) The use of solid fuel burning ovens in the open air is prohibited, unless used for commercial food production, and provided the use is in accordance with the Tasmania Fire Service Outdoor Oven Guideline.
(h) The undertaking of Forest Operations is prohibited, unless undertaken in accordance with the Tasmania Fire Service Forest Operations Guideline.
(i) Fire lit for the purpose of fire suppression by Tasmania Fire Service, Sustainable Timber Tasmania, or Parks & Wildfire Service is exempt from this declaration.
(j) Machinery operations, including crop harvesting and slashing, is discouraged during the ban.

For more information visit fire.tas.gov.au or freecall 1800 000 699