Due to dry conditions and a lack of rain in the Southern Highlands, the bushfire danger period will start one month earlier than usual.
The bushfire danger period will run from September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019.
During the bushfire danger period any person wishing to light a fire will require a permit issued by their local Rural Fire Service brigade captain.
Burning is prohibited on a total fire ban or when a no burn notice has been issued.
Things to remember:
- You need a fire permit if it's the bushfire danger period.
- Just because it's the bushfire danger period doesn't mean you can't use fire - but there are restrictions to ensure fire is used safely.
- Getting a permit is free and easy. Contact your local fire control centre.
There are heavy penalties if you don't follow restrictions or rules.
Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP for more information about the bushfire danger period.