During the declared Fire Danger Period, residents are able to light a barbeque, a camp fire or a fire for warmth with strict conditions, these are:
• The wind is not more than 10km/h (this can be observed if leaves and small twigs are in constant motion).
• The fire is lit in a properly-constructed fireplace (constructed of stone, metal, concrete or any other non‑flammable material that contains the perimeter of the fire. A commercially-produced barbecue is considered a properly-constructed fireplace) or in a trench at least 30 centimetres deep.
• The area within a distance of 3 metres from the outer perimeters of the fire and the uppermost point of the fire is clear of flammable material.
• The fire does not occupy an area in excess of 1 square metre and the size and dimensions of solid fuel used are the minimum necessary for the purpose.
• A person is in attendance at all times while the fire is alight and has the capacity and means to extinguish the fire.
• The fire is completely extinguished before the person leaves
All camp fires, fires for warmth or personal comfort are banned during Total Fire Ban Days. Solid and liquid fuel barbecues and ovens are also banned during Total Fire Ban Days. Please visit the CFA website for more information.