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 onlyAvailable
Native forests around TumbarumbaNo current banAvailable
Southern Highlands (Belanglo, Wingello and Penrose State Forest)Solid fuel fires bannedAvailable (limited)
Native forests in the RiverinaFires in designated camping and picnic areas onlyAvailable
Native forests in the Pilliga regionSolid fuel fires bannedNot available
Pine forests around BombalaSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the South CoastSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Sapphire CoastSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Watagan MountainsSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Barrington TopsSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Mid North CoastSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Coffs CoastSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Nothern TablelandsSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of the Southern TablelandsSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of Mid-west NSWSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable
State forests of North-west NSWSolid fuel fires bannedAvailable

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:08 Sep 2017