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Apply to burn-off


You will require a permit from Council to burn on your property. Permits are only valid outside of the CFA fire danger period which is usually between the cooler periods of May and December.

We issue permits to burn for:

  • fire prevention purposes (such as removing trees and bushes that could be dangerous in the event of an oncoming fire)
  • agricultural purposes for properties in a bushfire-prone area or subject to bushfire management overlay.

We usually do not issue permits for residents in built-up urban areas. If you have a lot of rubbish you need to dispose of, you can book a hard rubbish collection or learn more about where else to dispose of unwanted waste.

When you can burn

The CFA declares a fire danger period each year - usually from December to May. During this time you cannot burn on your property. Check the CFA website for the latest updates on the fire danger period in Casey.

If you wish to burn on your property during the fire danger period, you must apply for a fire permit with the CFA.

Total Fire Ban

During a CFA total fire ban day, you cannot burn anything on your property even if you have a permit from the CFA or from Council. Visit the CFA website to find out if there is a fire ban today.

What you cannot burn

You cannot burn any of the following:

  • rubber or plastic, including tyres
  • treated or painted timber
  • petroleum, oil or hydrocarbon-based substances
  • paint or receptacles that contained paint
  • manufactured chemicals
  • materials that contain asbestos
  • food waste
  • wet and/or green vegetation or anything else that would cause excessive smoke
  • anything that would cause offensive odours
  • noxious substances

Apply for a permit to burn

We're working on the digital form, so please note the following:

  • This form does not work in Internet Explorer. The form works best in Google Chrome
  • Do not fill in the CFA Brigade field.
  • Do not enter the burn size in hectares as specified. Use the format length m x width m x height m. (Example 3m x 2m x 2m)

Apply for a permit to burn

Alternatively, download and complete the Permit to Burn application form which you can submit:

What happens next

  • When considering your application we may need to refer to other departments of Council for assessment.
  • If required, we may need to contact you and arrange an inspection of your property.
  • If approved, we will post or email the permit to you within 10 business days.
  • If declined, we will contact you. You can appeal this decision by writing to the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.
  • Your permit will include when and how you are permitted to burn. You must follow the conditions of your permit.



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