Fire Restrictions & Permits

Fire Danger Period

Each year the CFA declares the Fire Danger Period, which restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent the start and spread of fires. The CFA declares the Fire Danger Period at different times for each district/region. Hume City Council is in the Central Region. To see whether the Fire Danger Period has been declared in Hume, check here.

During the Fire Danger period, you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit. If you do light a fire without a permit, you may be breaking the law and could face prosecution. To see if you are eligible for a permit, view the conditions on the Permit to Burn during the Declared Fire Danger Period application.

For more information on Fire Danger Period restrictions, see the CFA website.

Total Fire Ban Days

Total Fire Ban Days may be declared at any time of year, whether in the Fire Danger Period or not. On a Total Fire Ban Day, you may not light a fire in the open air, and there are restrictions on use of machinery and tools that may ignite a fire. For more information on Total Fire Ban Days restrictions, see the CFA website.

Warnings & Alerts

The CFA issues advice and warnings when a fire may impact on property or people. It is very important that you understand what the warnings mean, and what action you should take. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you receive warnings and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of yourself and your family.


Updated : 4:42 PM, 2 September 2015

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