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What Total Fire Ban means

Fire Ban

On Days of Total Fire Ban, all outdoor fires are banned except electric stoves and barbecues, and gas stoves and barbecues, provided they are cleared of flammable material for at least one metre.

Other barbecues and portable stoves including those that use wood, charcoal or other solid or liquid fuel are banned.

Work practices such as grinding, welding and cutting metal in the open are not permitted.

The use of machinery for harvesting etc, may be subject to restrictions or prohibited on the declaration of a total fire ban. All fire permits are automatically suspended.


  • Your fire is your responsibility
  • Fires must not be left unattended at any time of year
  • To report a fire dial triple zero 000

Check out the Tasmania Fire Service USING FIRE OUTDOORS guide for more info.

Fire Use Checklist