Restricted Fire Season


The current fire season is: Restricted

This means you require a permit from Fire and Emergency New Zealand to light a fire in the open air anywhere in our district.


Apply for a fire permit

You may apply for a fire permit using the online form on our website. Please note that it may take up to 3 working days before a permit is issued.

Apply for a permit


Any fire you light is your responsibility...

If you wish to know the current fire danger and the fire season in your area visit or contact your local Fire and Emergency New Zealand office.

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Note - any person who lights a fire during a Restricted or Prohibited fire season without a permit or in breach of the permit conditions is liable for conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeing $300,000, or both.