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Sat May 04, 2019 12:48 pm

Hey, I'm planning on going camping next weekend. are campfires allowed in oz? No idea what the stance is with fire bans .


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Wed May 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Where do you live? I know that for NSW the rules vary by campground unless a government fire ban is in place. They always take precedence over the campground's rules. So, the campground might say fires are allowed there, but if there's a dry hot windy day , and the gov says there's a total fire ban, the fire ban takes precedence.


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Wed May 08, 2019 3:14 pm

Alphawolf wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Where do you live? I know that for NSW the rules vary by campground unless a government fire ban is in place. They always take precedence over the campground's rules. So, the campground might say fires are allowed there, but if there's a dry hot windy day , and the gov says there's a total fire ban, the fire ban takes precedence.
From NSW. Thanks for that.



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Tue May 21, 2019 1:13 pm

If it's a bush fire danger period in NSW you need a permit to light a campfire UNLESS you are cooking food.

If you are lighting a fire to cook food this is what the Rural Fire Service Says...
When are permits not required?

Fire Permits are not required for fires that are lit for the purpose of land clearance or the creation of a fire break during the Non Bush Fire Danger Period.

Additionally, Fire Permits are not required for fires for the purpose of cooking food, provided that:

the fire is in a permanently constructed fireplace;
at a site surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around;
the fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP

If you've never lit a fire before.....

Safe Campfires

Do not use stoves or naked flames to cook during a Total Fire Ban or Park Fire Ban. In some circumstances, you may use a stove inside a hut. Check with the park office before the trip.
National Parks and Wildlife service do not permit camp fires in some national parks except in fireplaces provided by the park. Again, check before you go.
Never leave a campfire or stove unattended
Supervise pets and children around campfires
Never burn aerosol cans as they may explode
Never put glass in the fire pit as it heats up and shatters, leaving dangerous broken slivers of glass
Never burn aluminium cans, which break down into smaller pieces and create harmful aluminium dust
Pack out all rubbish

https://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/fire/


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