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We have regulations in place to ensure safety and to control smoke, ash and fumes that are a nuisance to the neighbourhood as a result of backyard fires. Under Subordinate Local Law No 3 (Community and Environmental Management) 2011) we regulate the lighting and maintenance of the following fires:
Larger fires, of more than two metres in height, length or breadth, are under the jurisdiction of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and all fire permit requests should be directed to them. We (Council) cannot issue a permit to burn.
Please exercise caution when using outdoor heating appliances and be aware of safety risks and the potential for environmental damage.
No fires of any kind can be lit if there is a fire ban in place, subject to any exemptions by the Queensland Rural Fire Service. To find out if a fire ban is currently in place, and what activities are allowed under the fire ban, check the Rural Fire Service website.
If unsure what to do in regards to backyard burning please contact us on 131 872. For information regarding restrictions and permits, contact Queensland Fire and Emergency Services on 13 74 68.