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Backyard burning and BBQs

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Open fires and barbecues - fire ban regulations

The use of open fires and barbecues is subject to fire ban regulations.
Fire restrictions apply throughout the fire season.
The official fire danger season is from 01 December to 30 April each year for the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.

For more details, visit the CFS (Country Fire Service) website or phone the CFS Hotline.

Burning of refuse

Backyard burning of refuse is prohibited in all metropolitan council areas.


Council will attempt to respond promptly to complaints regarding this matter, as burning is a potential safety and health hazard.

A council Community Safety Inspector will attend immediately up until 9.00pm Monday to Friday and until 4.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Further information

If you require further information, please contact:

City of Marion - Community Health and Safety

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
In Person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047