A permit to light or maintain a fire during the fire danger season is required when any burning off is undertaken. A permit is also required for the operation of some equipment or machinery and when any fire is lit of the ground. The exceptions being fires used for cooking and personal comfort, gas fired appliances for cooking purpose, electric welding equipment and gas fires used for other purposes, provided they are used in accordance with the conditions (regulations) that apply to their use. The burning of rubbish on the ground or in the open (this includes a 200 litre drum that people often uses as an incinerator) is prohibited.
The Local Bushfire Management Committee endorses the Yorke Peninsula Council permit issuing guidelines that apply to permits issued within the Council area. The issuing of permits are not automatically granted.
To reduce the risk of a fire Council generally will not issue any permits for the burning of rubbish during the fire danger season.
CONDITIONAL PERMIT BURNING SEASON
1st March – 15th April (Amended date)
Permits issued to farmers wishing to burn off their land in preparation for the coming season are generally issued to allow burning off to commence on 15 February. These permits do not allow for burning off on any weekend or public holiday, on a day of total fire ban or on a day when Council’s Fire Prevention Officers believe it is not safe to do so.
These permits allow farmers to burn off their land within the Yorke Peninsula Council district under strict conditions, depending on where the burn off is taking place and the type of burn they are conducting. The conditions that are attached to a burn off are attached to the following links:
A permit can be obtained online or by calling a Yorke Peninsula Council Office on 8832 0000.