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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 2019/20 official Fire Danger Season is from 15 November 2019 to 30 April 2020 for the Adelaide Metropolitan Area (subject to change).

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

Fire Danger Season - What Can I Do/What Can't I do?

For information about what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Season and on Total Fire Ban Days, see the link in the tab below.

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.

If the matter is urgent please contact SA Police on 131 444 or alternatively Council will follow up the matter the following business day.

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