Solid Fuel Fire Bans

During periods of high fire danger, campfires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuel are banned in many State forests.

During Solid Fuel Fire Bans gas appliances are permitted, except on days when total fire bans are declared.

Current Solid Fuel Fire Bans

ForestsSolid Fuel Fire BanFirewood collection permits
Pine forests around Bathurst in the NSW Central WestSolid fuel fires bannedNot available
Pine forests around Tumut and TumbarumbaFires in designated camping and picnic areas onlyNot available
Native forests around TumbarumbaNo current banAvailable
Southern Highlands (Belanglo, Wingello and Penrose State Forest)Solid fuel fires bannedNot available
Native forests of the RiverinaSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
River Red Gum countrySolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
Native forests of the Pilliga Solid fuel fires bannedNot available
Cypress pine forestsSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the western region of NSWSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
Pine forests around BombalaSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the South CoastNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Sapphire CoastNo current banAvailable
State forests of the WatagansNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Barrington TopsNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Hunter regionNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Central Coast regionNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Mid North CoastNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Coffs CoastNo current banAvailable
State forests of the North CoastNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Nothern TablelandsNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Southern TablelandsSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of North West NSWNo current banAvailable
State forests of the Sydney basinNo current banNot available

Visitors should also check our closures and notices page for any further information. Please note that forest conditions can change rapidly and information cannot always be immediately reflected on our website. Always pay attention to signs in the forest or instructions from staff.

Visitors should also check the Rural Fire Service website for information about total fire bans.

Failure to comply with Solid Fuel Fire Ban restrictions carries a maximum penalty of $2200.

Page last updated/reviewed:07 Nov 2017