Bush Fire Danger Period commences


Monday 1 August marks the start of the 2016-17 Bush Fire Danger Period for the Armidale Regional, Glen Innes/Severn, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha local government areas in the State's north.

A fire permit is required for burning activities during the Bush Fire Danger Period. Fire Permits help ensure fire is used safely and minimise the danger to you, your property and the community.

The key things to remember:

  • You need a fire permit if it's the Bush Fire Danger Period.  
  • Just because it's the Bush Fire Danger Period doesn't mean you can't use fire - but there are restrictions to ensure fire is used safely.
  • Getting a permit is free and easy. Contact your local Fire Control Centre.
  • There are heavy penalties if you don't follow restrictions or rules.

For more information on fire permits and the Bush Fire Danger Period, please visit the NSW RFS website.