Fire Hazard Reduction
Fire Danger Season Dates
Start Date: 1 November 2020
End Date: 15 April 2021
Fire danger seasons are subject to change please visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au or contact the CFS Hotline on 1300 362 361 for more information. To find out what you can and cannot do during this time please visit the CFS What Can I do/ What Can't I Do?
Sections 79 and 80 of the Fire and Emergency Services Act, 2005 and Regulations 33 - 46, permit the use of specified types of fires and activities. They include fires used for cooking and personal comfort, gas fired appliances for cooking purposes or electric welding equipment and gas fires used for other purposes, provided they are lit in accordance with the conditions that apply to their use.
All Other Fire Require a Permit:
There are two types of permits that can be issued by an Authorised Officer:
- Ninth Schedule permits may be issued for fires or activities on days during the Fire Danger Season that are not Total Fire Ban days.
- Tenth Schedule permits may be issued for fires or activities on days that are Total Fire Bans.
Applying for a Permit:
Contact your closest Authorised Permit Officer.
You can apply to an Authorised Officer for permit either personally, by mail, email, over the telephone or via radio. The Authorised Officer will assess your permit application prior to issuing a Permit.
Permit Officers in Region 4:
8668 5014 / 0406 678 552
0428 672 223
0427 662 042
8668 4074 / 0427 565 517
The Authorised Officer is required to assess the permit application to ensure that:
- he/she is satisfied that the lighting and maintaining of the fire is, in all circumstances of the case, justified; and
- that adequate precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of fire.
Once satisfied the Authorised Officer will issue you a permit and inform you of a permit number and will subsequently send you a copy of the permit. The conditions that must be complied with are included in the permit.
To discover more please vist the CFS website.