All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511.
Please provide the following information about your burn-off when registering:
Unregistered burn-offs can cause brigades to be called out unnecessarily.
Some information that you provide may be displayed on the Vic Emergency website. This may include the street name and area where the planned burn you are registering will take place. This information may be shared on the Vic Emergency website at the time of ignition, as well as the VicEmergency app and internal incident management systems.
(See Fire Permits section for full details and application forms)
Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation during the Fire Danger Period is permitted under the following conditions:
Many councils ban burning off on certain days, within certain locations or at certain times within their municipalities. Check with the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.
More information about Fire Permits.
Schedule 14 permits are for purposes not covered by Schedule 13 during the Fire Danger Period. For example, burning deceased stock or operating machinery.
CFA regional offices usually issue Schedule 14 permits but check with your local council first – arrangements are different in each area.
Before burning rubbish at any time of the year, check that there are no council requirements or restrictions. Some local councils don’t allow incinerators at all.
Recycling or disposal at a registered landfill are alternatives to using incinerators.
Using incinerators during the Fire Danger Period
You don’t need a permit, provided:
And the following requirements are met: