Permits to Burn

Council can issue Schedule 13 Permits to Burn for stubble burning during the Fire Danger Period. Farmers are encouraged to prepare their properties prior to applying for a permit. Please allow five (5) business days for your permit to be processed.

Council encourages landowners to apply for a Schedule 13 Permit to Burn with this form, Permit to Burn (PDF, 546KB), and lodge with our MFPO. Conditions for Schedule 13 Permits to Burn this year (2018) are the following:

  • Burns will need a THREE METRE earth break, which has been mechanically turned.  It is preferred for burns to have a FIVE METRE break. The MFPO will inspect breaks prior to issuing permits.
  • One stage to permits - Council will now issue open-ended permits as there are no longer stages to permits.
  • A 28 day time limit has been applied to this year's permits. This is to control the amount of burns in any 28 day period. In 2017 some 600 burns took place across Ararat and Pyrenees in a two day period.  
  • The requirements on a burn - THREE fire fighting units with a total capacity of 3600 litres and a minimum of FOUR adults in attendance.
  • Starting time is 5pm during March, and in April it will be 1pm eastern daylight saving time and 2pm normal time.

Please only submit ONE property per permit form to ensure a timely response to your application as this reduces the administration burden. 

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

Page last updated: 4:56 PM, 27 March 2018
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