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Camping & Cooking Fires

Camping and cooling fires are permitted in the Shire of Denmark under the following conditions;

  • A TOTAL FIRE BAN has not been issued
  • The Fire Danger Rating is not VERY HIGH OR ABOVE
  • The fire is at a person’s home, residence or designated location and attended
  • The fire is contained in one of the following;    
    • A purpose built structure of bricks or rocks and mortar; or
    • A purpose built steel container recognised as a properly constructed BBQ ;or
    • Is in a sand pit that has a maximum diameter of 1 metre and walls of at least 30 cm.
  • All flammable material must be cleared from within a 5 metre radius of the outer rim of the fire, fire pit or built structure.

A BUSH FIRE CONTROL OFFICER HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THAT A CAMPING OR COOKING FIRE IS EXTINGUISHED AT ANY TIME!

Designated Locations

  • Riverbend Caravan Park
  • Ayr Sailean Chalets
  • Boat Harbour Chalets
  • Parry’s Beach Caravan Park
  • Parry’s Beach Angling Club Hut
  • Peaceful Bay Caravan Park

Penalty

You could be fined up to $3,000.00 if you fail to comply with the conditions for a camping or cooking fire.

MORE INFORMATION

See pages 13 and 14 of the Fire Regulation Notice.

Campfires