Central Goldfields Shire residents living in residential areas are required to obtain a 'Permit to Burn' before burning off.
Burning of your household or garden waste in the open or using a backyard incinerator is banned year round without a permit.
A Permit to Burn must be issued before the applicant can burn. An on-the-spot fine will be issued to people who light a fire without first obtaining a permit.
This ban prevents fires and protects public health, especially people with breathing difficulties like asthma.
Applicants should allow at least three days for the permit to be issued. Permits are free.
If your property is greater than one hectare in size, you do not require a permit.
Complete the Application for “Open Air” Burning Permit(PDF, 147KB) and return it to Council via email or in person at Council's Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.
Unsure if your property is located within a residential area?
Refer to the Permit to Burn Fact Sheets in your locality for clarification:
TALBOT (PDF, 763KB)
Alternatively you can reduce your fuel load and dispose of waste by: