The final day for issuing ‘Permits to Burn’ to landholders will be 1 May 2022.
This applies to the below areas within the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) Emergency Response Area (ERA).
- Litchfield Municipality
- Adelaide River
- Pine Creek
- Timber Creek
All permits to burn within the listed ERAs will expire no later than 8:00am on Tuesday 3 May 2022.
By law, it is an offence to:
- Not comply with a hazard reduction notice to eliminate or reduce a hazard
- Light a fire in the open air without a permit unless for the purpose of meal preparation or personal comfort (warmth/living rough)
- Light any fire in the open on a fire ban day
- Not try to extinguish an unlawful fire
- Not report an unlawful fire
People caught lighting fires illegally will be fined more than $600 under the Fire and Emergency Act 2016:
- Light fire without a permit ($620 + $40 Victims Levy)
- Fail attempt extinguish unlawful fire ($620)
- Fail to report unlawful fire ($620)
Additional information is available from your local NTFRS Station, or by visiting https://pfes.nt.gov.au/permitstoburn