Sugar cane burning in northern NSW


Sugar cane burning season is now underway across northern NSW.

Sugar cane burning is carried out by farmers before they harvest the cane. It helps make it easier to process the cane by removing things like the stalks and leaves.

At this time of year it's not unusual to see cane burns lighting up the night sky.

Sugar cane burning season generally runs from July to November/December. Keep an eye out for these burns, which are controlled burns carried out by farmers.

Sometimes these burns prompt people to call triple zero to report them, resulting in unnecessary callouts for volunteers.

A sugar cane burn in northern NSW