Fire hazards

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.

Offence Fine
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