Media release

Availability of permits to burn

Fire and Rescue

Permits to burn will be available to Litchfield Council landholders only within NTFRS Emergency Response Areas from 9am Monday 22 November 2021.

To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, permits to burn will be available to landholders by calling your local fire station and the permit being emailed to you.

Requests for permits to burn will only be received between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Saturday. When requesting a permit to burn, identification address and property address must match, there will be no exceptions.

Strict conditions relate to permits to burn and infringements will be issued for non-compliant burns, which include;

  • garden green waste only, no building or household 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 the Fire and Emergency Regulations 1996, specifically Part 2, Section 3 (1) 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 Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) notified prior to ignition and at completion of burn
  • each site should have sufficient resources to extinguish the fire if required

The NTFRS encourage all landholders to consider alternatives to burning wherever possible.

Please contact your local fire station for issuing of permits to burn. Volunteer fire brigades will not be issuing permits due to the COVID-19 situation. 

Fire Station

Telephone Numbers

Berrimah Fire Station

(08) 8946 4142

Marrara Fire Station

(08) 8995 5222

Palmerston Fire Station

(08) 8932 1100

Humpty Doo Fire Station

(08) 8988 0296

Failure to obtain a permit or 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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