Fire Restrictions and Permit to Burn

Current conditions

Fire restrictions are currently NOT in force in Latrobe City.

The Country Fire Authority declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality (shire or council) at different times in the lead up to the fire season. It depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions.

The Fire Danger Period may be declared as early as October in some municipalities, and typically remains in place until the fire danger lessens, which could be as late as May.

Fire Danger Period is not the same as Total Fire Ban days.  To find out more information visit the CFA website.

Permits to burn/burning off

Requirements for lighting fires in Farming, Low Density Residential and Rural Living Zones

Under the current Latrobe City Local Law No 2 owners or occupiers of all land in Latrobe City require a permit to burn.

This public notice is published to provide a 'blanket' permit for this activity in Farming, Low Density Residential and Rural Living Zones within Latrobe City, providing the following conditions are complied with:

  • An adult is to be in attendance at all times.
  • A minimum firebreak of 2 metres must be constructed around the area to be burnt.
  • Sufficient water is to be on site to handle any emergency that may occur.
  • Notice must be given to each owner or occupier of land neighbouring the area to be burnt.
  • Call 1800 668 511 Vic Fire Ballarat to lodge your intention to burn.

This permit is valid outside the Fire Danger Period each year. If unsure of this period please contact the Fire Prevention officer on 1300 367 700, Vic Fire Ballarat on 1800 668 511 or the Country Fire Authority.

This permit is not valid on days of Total Fire Ban.

Requirements for lighting fires in Residential zones

For the Residential 1 zone and Township zone areas of Churchill, Moe, Morwell, Traralgon, Yallourn North, Yinnar, Boolarra, Glengarry, Toongabbie, Tyers and Traralgon South all burning off is banned.

Permits for lighting fires

Should any variation of the above conditions be envisaged, an individual permit must be obtained from council please contact the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer telephone 1300 367 700.

Before you start any burn please read the Burning Off Checklist(PDF, 72KB).


The use of incinerators is banned within the municipality of Latrobe City Council.

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