The requirement for fire permits is being extended to cover all Tasmanian municipalities from 2am Saturday 15th December 2018.
TFS permit officers issue permits with clear conditions that will ensure any burn is conducted as safely as possible. The landowner is responsible for their burn, and permits offer a certain level of protection when landowners adhere to the fire permit's conditions.
Campfires and barbeques do not require a permit. However, people must remain in attendance at all times while any fires remain alight and ensure they are completely extinguished before leaving unattended.
While the fire permit period is in place the following will apply:
Please note: Some Local Government authorities prohibit backyard burning in residential areas.