Burning and Permits

Open air burning during the Fire Danger Period

Open air burning during the Fire Danger Period is governed by the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 and is enforced by Victoria Police.

For information on which fires are allowed during the Fire Danger Period, and which activities are prohibited, visit the CFA website:

If you believe someone is burning off illegally during the Fire Danger Period report this to Triple Zero (000).

Fire Danger Period

The CFA declare the Fire Danger Period when the conditions in the municipal area are such that the risk of fire is increased.

The CFA has declared the Fire Danger Period for Frankston City will commence on Monday 19 November, 2018.

To find out more about the Fire Danger Period visit the CFA Central Fire District webpage:

Permits to Burn

Due to the early onset of the Fire Danger Period, Frankston Council have now closed applications for a Permit to Burn.

Permits for burning off during the Fire Danger Period are only issued in very limited circumstances. Visit the CFA webpage below for more information.

Current Permit to Burn Holders:

If you currently have a Permit to Burn issued by Frankston City Council under General Local Law 8, 2016  it will automatically expire at the onset of the Fire Danger Period. This year the Fire Danger Period will commence on 19 November 2018.

It is your responsibility as the permit holder to check the CFA website each time before you commence burning to ensure the Fire Danger Period has not yet been declared. Check this via the website below:

Your Permit to Burn issued under the Local Law does not allow you to burn off during the Fire Danger Period. You must comply with the CFA restrictions during the Fire Danger Period. Failure to do so may result in significant penalties and enforcement by Victoria Police.

But I still have vegetation to burn

If the Fire Danger Period has been declared your Permit to Burn issued under the Local Law will automatically expire. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of other options such as green waste disposal at the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC).

Fuel-Reduction and Ecological Burning

Within Frankston City, fuel-reduction and ecological burning is conducted by both Frankston City Council's Natural Reserves Team and The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

These burns are usually undertaken in spring and autumn when weather permits. For more information phone Council 1300 322 322.

For more information about burning undertaken on DELWP managed areas please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Keep Informed and Be Vigilant

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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