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Bushfire Danger Period

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Local Government Area

Commences Sunday 1 September 2019

Because of the ongoing extremely dry conditions, the 2019/20 fire season will commence 1 month earlier this year. Residents are advised that the 2019/20 Bushfire Danger Period commences on Saturday 1 September 2019. 

The NSW Rural Fire Service urges all residents to prepare for the bushfire danger period which comes into effect in the Lake George Zone (Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Local Government Area) of the NSW Rural Fire Service fire district from 1 September 2019 through 31 March 2020.

During this Bushfire Danger Period, specific rules apply that MUST be followed and burning in the open is NOT allowed without a permit. Heavy penalties can apply for people who light fires without a permit.

For further information on requirements for burning during the Bush Fire Danger Period, and to apply for a permit, contact the Lake George Fire Control Centre on 6128 0600 during normal business hours.

Fire Danger Ratings for your area and bushfire information can be found at or contact the Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737

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