Media release

Permit to Burn

Fire and Rescue

Attention Rural Landholders - Litchfield residents ONLY within NTFRS Emergency Response Areas

Permits to Burn will be available to rural landholders from 9am Thursday 19 November 2020.

Contact your local Fire Station or Volunteer Fire Brigade for issuing of permits to burn.

Strict conditions relate to permits to burn and infringements will be issued for non-compliant burns.

  • garden green waste only, no building or house hold waste allowed
  • burn piles to be no larger than 5m x 5m and have cleared 4 metre wide fire breaks on all sides
  • the property must comply with fire and emergency regulation 3 - Firebreaks
  • the permitted burn must be monitored by a competent person over the age of 18 at all times until extinguished
  • neighbours must be notified at least 48 hours before commencing a permit to burn and NTFRS notified prior to ignition and at completion of burn
  • each site should have sufficient resources to extinguish the fire if required

The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service encourage all landholders to consider alternatives to burning wherever possible

Fire Stations and Volunteer Fire Brigade Contact Telephone Numbers

Berrimah Fire Station …… 8946 4142

Marrara Fire Station ….. 8995 5222

Palmerston Fire Station …... 8932 1100

Humpty Doo Fire Station ….. 8988 0296

Volunteer Fire Brigades (After hours only)

Howard Springs ….. 8983 2999

Humpty Doo ...... 0417 395 516 

Koolpinyah - Herbert …... 8988 5023

Virginia - Bees Creek ….... 8988 2453 or 8988 9902

Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions of a permit may result in an infringement up to the value of $628.00 + $40.00 levy.

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