Permits to Burn

Schedule 13 Permit to Burn 


Pyrenees Shire Council would like to advise landholders that at the 12th November 2019 Council Meeting, Council resolved to discontinue the issuing of Schedule 13 Permits to Burn by Private Person. A Schedule 13 permit may be issued to burn fine fuel (such as grass, stubble, weeds), and only where there is an essential need to burn during the Fire Danger Period.

Permits to burn are one of those classic “activity spikes” we experience which stretch a small organisation such as ourselves severely in the heat of permit time, namely April each year.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) will manage all Schedule 13 Permits. This change aligns Pyrenees Shire Council with many other municipalities across the State in consolidating the sign-off responsibilities of these permits.

To apply for Schedule 13 Permits to Burn by Private Persons during the 2021/22 Fire Danger Period, residents will now need to contact their local CFA district to request and submit a permit application:

  • District 16 | PO BOX 16, Ararat, VIC 3377 Phone: (03) 5352 9600

Further explanation of the factors contributing to this decision can be found in the following minutes from the November 12 2019 Council Meeting: Minutes(PDF, 464KB)

If you have any queries for the Municipal Fire Prevention Officers, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 5349 1100.  Office hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

You can find information about burning off during non-Fire Danger Periods here.