Fire Prevention

Fire Hazard Reduction

2020-2021 Fire prevention

Fire Danger Season Dates

District: Flinders

Start Date: 1 November 2020

End Date: 15 April 2021

Fire danger seasons are subject to change please visit 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?

Permit Information

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:



Kym Harvie

8658 60323

Paul Wurst

8668 5014 / 0406 678 552

Booleroo Centre 


Todd Orrock

0428 672 223

Robert Robinson

8667 2096



Phillip Nottle

0427 662 042

Port Germein


Peter Dennis

8634 6031

Graham Pole

8634 5201



Geoffrey Hitch

8667 5204



Greg Pech

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.