Backyard Burning

Burning rubbish or garden waste, lighting fires and incineration is not permitted at any time in the North Sydney Council area.


You are however permitted to: 

  • cook or BBQ in the open 

  • maintain or use a fire for recreational purposes such as camping, picnicking, scouting or other similar outdoor activities.


So long as you only use: 

  • dry seasoned wood 

  • liquid petroleum gas (LPG) 

  • natural gas or 

  • proprietary barbecue fuel (including a small quantity of fire starter).


Whenever a total fire ban is in place, no burning at all is permitted except for gas powered BBQs on your property. 

These details can be found in the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010 - Division 3; clause 12(4).


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