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Fire Bans & Permits

Total Fire Ban

Today Sunday, 28 May 2017 's Fire Restriction.

Total Fire Ban Regions
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  Total Fire Ban (TFB)
  Permits are required
  Permits are not required
Southern Region Municipalities: North West Region Municipalities: Northern Region Municipalities:
BRIGHTON BURNIE (CITY) BREAK O'DAY
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS CENTRAL COAST DORSET
CLARENCE (CITY) CIRCULAR HEAD FLINDERS
DERWENT VALLEY DEVONPORT (CITY) GEORGE TOWN
GLAMORGAN SPRING BAY KENTISH LAUNCESTON (CITY)
GLENORCHY (CITY) KING ISLAND MEANDER VALLEY
HOBART (CITY) LATROBE NORTHERN MIDLANDS
HUON VALLEY WARATAH-WYNYARD WEST TAMAR
KINGBOROUGH WEST COAST
SORELL
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS
TASMAN

For more information

Please refer to the TFS "Using Fire Outdoors" publication.

Fire use at any time is subject to Environmental Regulations and Local Government by laws and any restrictions in parks and reserves.

Permits can be obtained by free-calling 1800 000 699

For information regarding water usage during a day of Total Fire Ban please refer to www.taswater.com.au

 

FIRE PERMIT SYSTEM REVIEW

Tasmania’s Fire Management Agencies are currently undertaking a broad scale review into the fire permit system. The catalyst for the review has originated from public feedback (both positive and negative) and, more particularly, from the 2013 Tasmanian Bushfire Inquiry which recommended that Tasmania Fire Service conducts a review of the fire permit system and implements change to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the system.

A system to regulate fires in the landscape guards against the likelihood of escaped fires and enables TFS to monitor controlled burning during times of increased fire danger in Tasmania. This ensures that fire is managed in the interests of community safety and the safety of Tasmania Fire Service firefighters. Regulating fire also gives protection to landowners who without appropriate permissions, may be exposed to criminal and civil liability.

This review involves engaging stakeholders who are affected by the permit system to identify areas of possible improvement in the way we register, monitor and regulate fire.

We would like to give members of the public and organisations who may utilise fire on their properties or are affected by fires in the landscape to give us some feedback on the current fire permit system and some possible ideas for improvement. Please give us your feedback by completing the online survey. The survey takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete. The survey closes at midnight on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Start the Survey by clicking here.