Current Burning Period


1/10/17 TO 7/11/17

The law requires that a person shall not set fire to the bush during the Restricted Burning times unless he has:
1. Obtained a permit in writing from a Bush Fire Control Officer.
2.  Notified all neighbours and a Bush Fire Control Officer.
3. Notified a Department of Environment & Conservation officer if the fire will be within 3km of a Department of Environment & Conservation Reserve.

The following conditions must be complied with when burning is carried out:
1. At least three able bodied persons must be in attendance.
2. The fire may not be lit on a day which a “catastrophic”  “extreme” “severe” or “very high” danger forecast has been issued for the district.
3. At least one fire unit must be in attendance.
4. Any other conditions that are prescribed by the Fire Control Officer.


 Annual Firebreak Notice 2017 / 2018. 

PERMIT TO SET FIRE TO THE BUSH - Standard Permit Burn Prescriptions



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Camping and cooking fires are  prohibited within the Shire of Cranbrook from 1 October – 30 April each year or unless written permission has been expressly given by the Shire of Cranbrook as is pursuant with the Bush Fires Act 1954 Section 25.1(a) through to 1(d).