Open Burning (Backyard Burning Off)
NO OPEN AIR FIRES ARE TO BE LIT DURING TOTAL FIRE BAN OR FIRE RESTRICTION PERIODS
Back yard burning and unauthorized incineration are prohibited at all times in all council areas listed in Schedule 1 of the Clean Air Regulation.
Fires in Greater Hume Village Areas
Greater Hume Council does not permit any backyard burning.
Fires outside Greater Hume Village Area - Rural
Please contact your local Rural Fire Service for the required permits.
When can fires be lit outside?
In areas where backyard burning is prohibited, there are only certain situations where fires can be lit outside in NSW. These include:
- Barbeques or camping,
- Eligible hazard reduction burn,
- Some agricultural purposes,
- Authorised fire-fighting training.
No-burn notices issued by the NSW EPA or Total Fire Bans issued by the NSW RFS override any of these conditions except in specific circumstances.
If you are planning to light an outside fire in rural areas, you should check with the NSW RFS to make sure your fire is legal and obtain a permit to burn if needed.
PLEASE NOTE: GREATER HUME COUNCIL DOES NOT ISSUE PERMITS TO BURN.
Please check with the NSW RFS on T: 02 6051 1511 or Council whether any fire restriction are in force for the period you plan to burn. Alternatively you could check on the RFS Website.