Burning off is prohibited under the City of Bayswater Health Local Laws 2001. This is an offence with penalties ranging from $100 to $1,000.
If you have waste you need to dispose of, find out how to do so correctly here.
The use of a fire pit is not prohibited, provided that:
- It is not used as an incinerator (ie. for the burning of waste/rubbish).
- The escape of smoke does not cause a nuisance.
- The advice from DFES is taken into consideration.
- Anyone lighting a fire on a day that is not a total fire ban (ie. for cooking/ heating purposes) observes the following:
- Clear the area of flammable material immediately around the fire
- Do not use the fire for the purposes of burning garden refuse
- Water hoses or other safety precautions should be in place
- Excessive sparks should be avoided so as to not spread the fire
Please note if a person lights a fire that spreads and causes damage to another property, that person may be liable for damages.
If your firebreak is not compliant with the rules set out in the Bush Fires Act 1954, you may incur a fine of up to $5000.
The City may also need to clear private land as a result, to ensure the safety of your neighbours and all costs of this will be charged to the property owner.
If you have received a bush fire infringement and wish to appeal it, please fill out the below form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to City of Bayswater, PO Box 467, Morley 6943
Bush Fire Infringement Appeal Form
For appealable grounds, please read the below:
Bush Fire Infringement Fact Sheet
Upon submitting an appeal form, your infringement will be placed on hold and you will be notified of the the appeal outcome in writing.