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.

Forests Solid Fuel Fire Ban Firewood collection permits
Pine forests of the Central West around Bathurst No current ban Available
Pine forests around Tumut and Tumbarumba No current ban Not available
Native forests around Tumbarumba No current ban Not available
Southern Highlands (Belanglo, Wingello and Penrose State Forest) No current ban Available
Native forests of the RiverinaNo current ban Available
Native forests of the Pilliga  No current ban Available
Cypress pine forests No current ban Available in all except Clive and Mount Topper State Forests
Pine forests around Bombala Solid fuel fires banned Available
State forests of the South Coast No current ban Available
State forests of the Sapphire Coast Solid fuel fires banned Available
State forests of the Watagans No current ban Available
State forests of the Barrington Tops No current ban Available
State forests of the Hunter region No current ban Available
State forests of the Central Coast region No current ban Available
State forests of the Mid North Coast No current ban Available
State forests of the Coffs Coast No current ban Available
State forests of the North Coast No current ban Available
State forests of the Nothern Tablelands No current ban Available
State forests of the Southern Tablelands Solid fuel fires bannedNot available
State forests of North West NSW No current ban Available
State forests of the Sydney basin No current ban Not 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:05 Apr 2019