Burning Off

Warragamba Panorama

Various approvals are required before you can light a fire. If you have cut or stacked vegetation that you wish to burn, you will need to apply for a pile burn application.

Burning Off Information

Burning Off Information

If you wish to carryout a pile burn it is important to make an application for approval. An approval will list conditions to minimise adverse impacts and there are significant penalties for failing to obtain these approvals or comply with their conditions. 

Before you light a fire, make sure you have completed the following:

  • Gained Approval from Wollondilly Shire Council. You MUST contact Wollondilly Shire Council to first obtain approval under the Protections of Environment Operations Act (Please Note: all approvals are currently suspended and the General Approval to Burn is NOT available during the Bush Fire Period)
  • Contacted your local fire brigade for an inspection of what you intend to burn
  • If approval is granted from the RFS, you have notified all adjoining landowners/occupiers 
  • Checked for Total Fire Ban or No Burn Days

Within the Bushfire periods between 1 October to 31 March, all Pile Burn General Approvals are suspended. 

Please Note: Burning items such as tyres, coated wire, paint/solvent containers and treated timber is prohibited all year round.