Fire permits
Updated 2 March 2020

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Fire permits no longer required from 1 March 2020

Sunday 1 March 2020 marks the end of the statutory bush fire danger period in the Lower North Coast Zone. Fire permits are no longer required for residents of the Kempsey & Nambucca local government areas.

There is a year round requirement of giving at least 24 hours notice to the Lower North Coast Burn Notification Line (02 6626 6860) and all adjoining neighbours.

Prepare for the Bush Fire Danger Period

Even with the end of the Bush Fire Danger Period we are encouraging our residents to:

  • Clear around their home - mow the lawns, rake up leaves and clean out gutters
  • Create or review their Bush Fire Survival Plan
  • Know your Bush Fire Danger Rating every day
  • Know how you are going to get information before and during a bush fire emergency.

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