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Fire - Burning In The Open

Permits During The Fire Danger Season for the Murraylands are available from 15 November to 15 April and for Mt Lofty Ranges from 1 December to 30 April (conditions apply).

Do you require a Ninth or Tenth Schedule Permit?

To find out what you can do and what you can’t do during the Fire Danger Season and on a Total Fire Ban day, click here.

Ninth and Tenth Schedule Permits

Alexandrina Council does not issue permits for the purpose of burning off or use of fire to clear land during the fire danger season, unless under special circumstances (in the opinion of the Bushfire Prevention Officer).

If you require a Ninth schedule permit to burn or do hot works of any kind during the fire danger season you must apply, giving reasonable notice, prior to the date you wish to commence work.

Tenth schedules are only issued on a Total Fire Ban day for emergency works only, special cases may be given a permit based on their merits.

A Ninth Schedule permit:

  • Will require an inspection prior to being issued
  • Is issued at the discretion of the Authorised Fire Prevention Officer
  • Is not valid on days declared a total fire ban

A Tenth Schedule Permit:

  • Is only valid on days declared a total fire ban
  • Will require an inspection prior to being issued
  • Is issued at the discretion of the Authorised Fire Prevention Officer

For further details on Ninth and Tenth Schedule Permits, Contact Council’s Fire Prevention Officer on 8555 7000.

Burning in the open

Burning in the open within townships is not recommended. The smoke that can be created by burning in townships can be harmful to others. We recommend that all steps be taken to dispose of timber or plant matter utilising Council’s green waste collection bins or disposing of timber or plant matter at the local waste transfer station. 

All smoke related issues from burning activities fall with the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 and may result in fines being issued.

Fire Prevention - What you need to Know

Interim Fleurieu Bushfire Management Area Plan

CFS - What I can do/What I can't do - Fact Sheet(114 kb)

Fact Sheet Campfires and BBQs(292 kb)

 Fact Sheet Caravan and Camping Bush Fire Safe(716 kb)

Community Fire Safe Brochure(2833 kb)

Country Fire Service

For any information contact either the CFS Bushfire Hotline 1300 362 361, or go to the CFS website link below http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/