Regardless of land size and location, City Ranger Bush Fire Control Officers may require you to:
- Undertake additional works on your property to improve access
- Undertake additional works to minimise the outbreak and/or spread of a bushfire.
Offences under the Bush Fires Act 1954 can result in a fine ranging from $250.00 to $25,000 or imprisonment for up to 12 months.
|Failure to maintain firebreak as per firebreak order||$250.00|
|Offences relating to lighting a fire in the open air||$250.00|
|Setting fire to bush during prohibited burning times||$250.00|
|Failure of occupier to extinguish bush fire||$250.00|
|Refusal to provide name and address||$100.00|