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If you have a question regarding bushfire, fireworks or fire safety, please contact our Customer Care team on 8256 0333

Burning in the open

Do I need permission to burn off?

The new Environment Protection (Air Quality Policy) 2016 came into effect with the intention of boosting the health of South Australians, their communities and the environment through improved air quality.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) policy, which took effect from 23 July 2016, includes a number of changes to allowable burning activities in Council areas.

Check to see what permit you require below:

Burning permit map

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Burning permit general notice

Burning Permits help to ensure the safety of those that are doing the burning, as well as the surrounding neighbours and community. It also ensures that all burning is done within the rules and regulations and also assists in bushfire prevention to reduce the amount of materials that could catch fire in an emergency. 

FAQ

Y/N

Policy conditions and requirements

Can I use a fire for the preparation of food and beverages?

Yes

No permit or permission required. The fire must be restricted to a size adequate for the preparation of food or beverage.

Can I use a brazier, chiminea or a fire pit for outdoor domestic heating?

Yes

No permit or permission required. Fuel is restricted to charcoal only

Can I still have a campfire in the course of camping, scouting or a similar outdoor recreational activity?

No

No longer permitted as of 23 July 2016. Council may grant permits in extenuating circumstances.

Can I still burn agricultural or forestry waste?

Yes

Council approval through individual permit or general notice published in a newspaper

Will still be able to burn off for bushfire hazard reduction?

Yes

Council approval through individual permit or general notice published in a newspaper

Apply now:

You can apply for a permit here or you can complete an online form below. 

Completed hardcopy application forms need to be returned to:

Note: Please allow up to 5 business days from the time Council receives your application for it to be processed.

 

Pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act (Air Quality) Policy 2016, applications for a Burning Permit must be submitted in writing by completing the below application and returning it to the City of Playford. Returning documents to Council For your convenience, Council offers a number of ways for you to return documents. You can email, post or visit a Customer Contact point identified above. Please allow up to 5 business days from the time Council receives your application for it to be processed. PLEASE NOTE: Permission to burn is not granted until your application has been processed and you have received your Burning Permit and have read, understood and signed the conditions of the permit.

* Mandatory Field

Burning permit application
Applicant details
Title*

Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr, etc

Given name*
Family name*
Line 1
Line 2
Locality/Suburb
State
Postcode
Fax
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Contact number*
-
Email
Location of burn
Line 1
Line 2
Locality/Suburb
State
Postcode
Line 1
Line 2
Locality/Suburb
State
Postcode
Line 1
Line 2
Locality/Suburb
State
Postcode
Line 1
Line 2
Locality/Suburb
State
Postcode
Purpose of permit
What is the purpose of your permit?*
Reason if "other" was selected
How many piles of 3m x 3m x 2m do you want to burn?*

The maximum size heaps are 3m x 3m x 2m

Confirmation

Please attach a copy of your signature

Date*
(dd/mm/yyyy)

Please add date of applicant signature

If you see this, leave this form field blank.

Send a copy of the submitted form to this email address.

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