Backyard burning - fires and barbecues

Burning rubbish or garden waste is not permitted at any time in the North Sydney Council area.

You are 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.

You must only use: 

  • dry seasoned wood 
  • liquid petroleum gas (LPG) 
  • natural gas
  • proprietary BBQ fuel including a small quantity of fire starter.

Whenever a total fire ban is in place, no type of fire is permitted except for gas-powered BBQs on your property. 

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