Strathbogie Shire Council

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Burning in a Built-up Area

Burning in a Built-up Area

Built-up area: means an area in which there is urban development or in which street lighting is provided.

Under clause 22 of Community Local Law No. 6, burning in the open in a built-up area outside of the declared fire danger period is not permitted without a permit or written consent from Council.  Burning within the fire danger period is prohibited.  To apply for a permit, complete the application for a permit to burn and return with payment to Council, 109A Binney St or PO Box 177 Euroa 3666.  Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing of your application.

Burning in an incinerator that complies with the standards prescribed in the law is permissible (a permit is not required) within the prescribed days and times; being Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

Incinerator: means a structure or device that is not in a building and is used or is intended, adapted or designed to be used for the purpose of burning any matter, material or substance; but is not licensed or subject to control under the provisions of any other Act and is not a barbeque.  The device must be enclosed to prevent embers, ash and soot escaping from it.

A person must not burn materials that are likely to be offensive, including:

  • chemicals
  • rubbers or plastics
  • petroleum products or oils
  • paint or paint containers
  • food wastes, fish or other offensive food scraps


Burning in a Rural Area

Contact the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on 1800 065 993 for further information.

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