The fire danger season is due to finish on 15 April 2021 (Amended date), depending on seasonal conditions. Restrictions are in place during the Fire Danger Season and on Total Fire Ban Days. Council has also banned all camp fires on local government land.
For general information on what you can and can’t do in relation to fire regulations please go to page 6 of the CFS document “Your Guide to Bushfire Safety”
Farmers are able to obtain a permit and commence their burning operations in February 2021 (date still to be confirmed, please call Council). Further information regarding this can be obtained in the fire permits section.
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 Visit Yorke Peninsula website.