Fire Danger Season

Sunday 1 November 2020 - Thursday 15 April 2021

The fire danger season for Cleve the district is Sunday 1 November 2020 to Thursday 15 April 2021. During this period, you must apply for a permit to use fire outdoors at any time.

During the fire danger season, it is prohibited to burn in the open without a permit.  Permits will be issued during the fire danger season under the following conditions:

  1. Permits will be issued from Monday 1 November 2020 to Friday 6 November 2020, for the purpose of burning off around buildings only at permit officer’s discretion.
  2. No permits will be issued from Saturday 7 November  2020 to Monday 1 March 2021 during the Fire Danger Season, except under special circumstances authorised by the Group Officer, Fire Prevention Officer and Permit Issuer.
  3. Conditional burning permits to be issued from Monday 1 March 2021 to Thursday 15 April 2021.
  4. No burning off is permitted before 12pm or on weekends and public holidays, including Easter Weekend (inclusive of Good Friday and Easter Monday).
  5. When lighting a fire, permit holders are to notify adjoining landowners, Council and the CFS of their permit number, location, type of material and approximate area to be burnt.
  6. No maximum limit shall apply to the number of days that a permit is valid during the Fire Danger Season.
  7. Two able-bodied adults and at least 400L of water must be in attendance.

Authorised Fire Permit Officers

Brian Stringer 0497 913 388 Boothby
Mel Wegner 0427 202 034 Rudall / Tuckey
Bryan Trigg 0488 059 501 Cleve District
Kevin Elson 8628 2338 Mann / Yadnarie & East of the Cleve/Mangalo & Heggaton Roads
Gavin Masters 0427 288 065 Verran / Roberts
Mark Edwards 0427 207 176 Darke Peak
Angela Harris 0429 207 026

Campoona & West of the Cleve/Mangalo & Heggaton Roads

Conditions pertaining to permits issued by Authorised Officers:

  1. No permits issued between Saturday 7 November 2020 to Monday 1 March 2021 (dates may change due to seasonal conditions)
  2. 24 hour notice before permit issued
  3. No lighting before 12pm, no weekends or public holiday burning
  4. Permit holders are to notify adjoining landowners, Council and CFS of the following:
  5. Permit Number
  6. Location – use rural property address (not section number or hundreds)
  7. Type of burn
  8. Approximate area to be burnt

It is recommended that farmers fit fire fighting units to chaser bins as an added precaution.

Phone Numbers

The Fire Prevention Officer for the Council is Assistant Works Manager Grant Crosby.

The Works Manager can be contacted at the District Council of Cleve.

Please contact the CFS Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit the CFS website for fire ban and other information.

Grain Harvesting Code of Practice

The Grain Harvesting Code of Practice can be accessed here.

Harvest Ban Numbers:

Arno Bay
(08) 8628 0270
(08) 8628 4000
(08) 8628 2288
(08) 8629 6051
Kimba (08) 8627 2250
Lock (08) 8689 1100

Silo committees at each of these areas have selected small committees to make decisions for their area on harvest bans.

Eastern Eyre Group CFS CB Number   UHF 10

If you have to report a fire, ring 000 and ask for Adelaide Fire.  When they answer give the rural property address number where the fire is located, your name and what type of fire it is, for example, crop or header fire.

Grain Dryers

Please note when using grain dryers, ensure adequate fire prevention measures are in place and fire equipment is onsite and readily available to use. Permits are required for grain dryer use from your local authorised Fire Permit Officer.