Backyard Burning

The Tasmania Fire Service has had to respond to backyard burns in residential areas recently. Council would like to remind residents that a By-law exemption must be sought for these. For information on what is permitted and what requires an exemption, please refer to Part 6 (on page 9) – Control of incinerators, open air burning and wood heaters – of the Health and Environmental Services By-law (PDF).

Please contact Council for advice if you are unsure about backyard burning within a residential zone, and refer to the Tasmania Fire Service website for information on fire bans and other permits. Tasmania Fire Service – Fire Bans and Permits (external link).