Fire Permits

What is a fire permit?

A fire permit is a permit issued by a permit officer authorised under the Fire Service Act 1979, which allows you to burn flammable vegetation during a declared Fire Permit Period.

When do I need a fire permit?

A fire permit is required for burning off or clearing vegetation with fire whenever a fire permit period is declared. This is not dependant on weather conditions. However, you do not need a fire permit for operating barbecues, campfires or incinerators as long as you comply with their normal operating conditions. The Tasmania Fire Service website provides more information about permits and declared permit periods.

How do I obtain a fire permit?

Fire permits can be obtained by ringing 1800 000 699 and following the prompts. You will be directed to your local Fire Permit Officer who will give you further instructions. Fire permits are free of charge.