Shire residents are reminded that the lighting of a fire may require a permit issued by the Rural Fire Service. In the case of the Quilpie township a permit can be obtained by contacting the local QFES Auxiliary Captain – for further information please contact the Quilpie Shire customer service centre.
You do not require a permit if:
- You are burning material where the total amount is less than two (2) metres in width or height;
- You are lighting a fire outside for the purpose of cooking and warmth, where the fire is enclosed in a fireplace which prevents the escape of fire or any burning material from it; or
- Certain fires used by primary produces or for industrial purposes.
Adequate precautions must be taken to prevent the spread of fire regardless of whether a permit is required or not.
There is no application fee when applying for a fire permit. Application forms can be found at https://ruralfire.qld.gov.au/Using_Fire_Outdoors/Pages/Obtaining-a-Permit-to-Light-Fire.aspx
Persons found to be lighting a fire that requires a permit without the necessary approvals may be prosecuted.
Further information may be obtained by phoning Rural Fire Services, Roma on (07) 4622 2074 or by visiting https://ruralfire.qld.gov.au.