Whilst the official Fire Danger Season has closed and burnoff permits are no longer required, dry conditions mean that care must still be taken when broad acre burning. The CFS has issued a Broad Acre Burning Code of Practice which is available here
- Fires must not be lit on any total fire ban day.
- Fires shall not be lit on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.
- Fires shall not be lit before 10:00am and must be extinguished by 9:00pm. You may need to notify Council the day prior to the intended burn off.
Further conditions for burning off broadacres, chaff piles and fire harrowing are below. Please click on the links to download these further conditions.
These files are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe.
What can I do / what can’t I do?
When do I need a permit?
A permit to light a fire in the open in the Fire Danger Season is required when any burning off is undertaken and when any fire is lit on the ground.
Where can I get a permit?
A permit can be obtained from Council by contacting one of the four offices or seek advice direct from the Council’s Fire Prevention Officer
The conditions under which the permit is issued must be complied with. The Yorke Peninsula District Bushfire Prevention Committee has set the conditions which must be adhered to when lighting a fire under permit.
Once you have received your permit, it is still a requirement for you to contact Council on a daily basis if you are burning off.
Bush Camping and Campfires
For guidelines on bush camping fire restrictions please refer to the VisitYorkePeninsula website