08 8664 1139

Backyard Burning and Keeping Warm in Winter

Notice Contact Ms Gabby Swearse
Phone 08  8664 1139
Notice Address PO Box 120, Jamestown SA 5491
Australia
Notice Email ceo@nacouncil.sa.gov.au

BACKYARD BURNING AND KEEPING WARM IN WINTER

Outside the fire danger season (1st May to 31st October) burning in the open, both inside and outside townships is only permitted under certain conditions.

BURNING REQUIREMENTS IN A TOWNSHIP (Properties that are urban rated)

The table below refers to burning in the open outside the designated Fire Danger Season. Burning must be in accordance with CFS codes of practice for Broad Acre Burning and Vegetation Pile Burning  (Give your neighbours as much notice of your proposed burn as possible).

Burning Activity

Conditions/Requirements

​Fire for the preparation of food and beverages (i.e. BBQ, Pizza Oven, Weber BBQ Kettle, camp oven).

No permit or permission required.

Fuel is charcoal, dry wood, or other dry plant material.

​Use of a brazier, chiminea or a fire pit for outdoor domestic heating.

No permit or permission required.

Fuel is restricted to charcoal only.

​Campfire in the course of camping, scouting or a similar outdoor recreational activity that is not being used for preparation of food.

Requires Council approval by permit.

​Burning agricultural or forestry waste  including incinerators.

(i.e. vegetation  pile burning in yard, not including plastic, wooden pallets or cardboard boxes, treated timber or tyres. All materials should be dead and completely dry).

No permit or permission required Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

​Burning for bushfire hazard reduction waste  including incinerators.

(i.e. vegetation  pile burning in yard, not including plastic, wooden pallets or cardboard boxes, treated timber or tyres. All materials should be dead and completely dry).

​No permit or permission required Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

BURNING REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF TOWNSHIPS  (Properties that are rural rated)


The table below refers to burning in the open outside the designated Fire Danger Season. Burning must be in accordance with CFS codes of practice for Broad Acre Burning and Vegetation Pile Burning.

Burning Activity

Conditions/Requirements

​Fire for the preparation of food and beverages (i.e. BBQ, Pizza Oven, Weber BBQ Kettle, camp oven).

No permit or permission required.

Fuel is charcoal, dry wood, or other dry plant material.

​Use of a brazier, chiminea or a fire pit for outdoor domestic heating.

No permit or permission required.

Charcoal, dry timber or other plant matter.

​Campfire in the course of camping, scouting or a similar outdoor recreational activity.

No permit or permission required.

​Burning agricultural or forestry waste.

No permit or permission required.

​Burning for bushfire hazard reduction.

​No permit or permission required.

 

 

Northern Areas Council
PO Box 120, Jamestown SA 5491
Phone: 8664 1139 | Fax: 8664 1085 |ceo@nacouncil.sa.gov.au
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