Fire permits

Permits are required for fire-related activities in Hornsby Shire, such as pile burning to dispose of vegetation.

Fire permits

If you live in a rural area, and would like to undertake a pile burn to dispose of vegetation please contact Council on 9847 6666 to apply for a permit. Staff will assist you in completing an application.

During fire season (usually October - March) you will also be required a fire safety permit from the NSW Rural Fire Service. Contact the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai District Office on 9883 2000.

To find out more about the different types of burning (agricultural burning and hazard reduction burning), the approval process and requirements for conducting a burn please see Before You Light That Fire - 681kb.

Should you wish to undertake a hazard reduction burn on your property please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service Hornsby Ku-ring-gai District Office on 9883 2000 for an assessment.

Burning to dispose of vegetation and other waste is not permitted in suburban areas.