Permit to Burn Stubble

 Applications for 2018 Schedule 13 Stubble Burning Permits commenced on the 19th March 2018.   The electronic application form is available on the Ararat Rural City Council website - https://www.ararat.vic.gov.au/permit-burn-application.

CFA District 16 Operations Manager and Council MFPO agreed for STAGE 1 conditions to commence on the 26th March and transition to STAGE 2 conditions on the 4th April, 2018:

To validate the transition from STAGE 1 to STAGE 2 the MFPO has notified the permit holder in writing (email) of the stage change.  This notification is to be attached to the Schedule 13 permit and be in possession of the permit holder when conducting the burn. 

          STAGE 1

  • 3 fire units
  • 6000 litres water
  • 6 adults in attendance
  • Bare earth break - not less than 3 metres wide and cleared of all flammable materials, then mechanically turned. (preferred 5 metre break)
  • Burning off must not commence before 5:00pm DST or 4.00pm EST on each day of the burning operation.

‚Äč          STAGE 2

  • 3 fire units
  • 3600 litres water
  • 4 adults in attendance
  • Bare earth break - not less than 3 metres wide and cleared of all flammable materials, then mechanically turned. (preferred 5 metre break)
  • Burning off must not commence before 2:00pm DST or 1:00pm EST on each day of the burning operation

 

Permit holder to consult with vineyard owners within a 5 km radius of the land area to be burned to address the impact of smoke on grapes.

To apply for a permit, please click on the link.  Once lodged, applicants will receive an electronic acknowledgement containing bank details for payment of the $100.00 scheduled fee.

A permit will be issued when payment by electronic bank transfer is received. Please allow 3-5 days for processing of your application.

No written applications will be accepted.

For further information, please contact CFA Headquarters on 5352 9600.