The Yass River-Nanima Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade is a volunteer bushfire brigade of the NSW Rural Fire Service. Our brigade’s area of operations embraces 11,000 ha situated in one of the highest fire risk areas in NSW. There are more than 120 properties and a population close to 200 in our area.
You are NOT permitted to light a fire in the open (except cooking fires) at any time of year unless you notify your neighbours, the local brigade (6100 6252) and the Yass Fire Control Centre (6226 3100) at least 24 hours prior to lighting the fire.
During the declared Bushfire Danger Period you must also first obtain a fire permit from your local brigade.
The Bushfire Danger Period is usually from the 1st October through to the 31st March, although that can be varied depending on the season.
To obtain a permit contact the brigade on 6100 6252 at least 48 hours prior to needing the permit. One of our trained fire permit officers will work with you on the conditions of your permit, and may also inspect the proposed burn site. Note that permits including Pile Burns & Agricultural Burns will be SUSPENDED while the Fire Danger Rating (FDR) is ‘High’ or ABOVE and are automatically CANCELLED during a declared Total Fire Ban.
As an alternative to calling the Yass Fire Control Centre you can fill out the Burn Notification form at the following website:
Note: This form is in addition to the requirement for a permit.