According to the Unified Fire Authority, residents can have a fire pit in their backyard, but the fuel area of the fire pit must be equal to or less than 2 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter.
What are the rules for a fire pit?
NSW residents do not need approval for a backyard fire pit or barbeque. While fire pits are not specifically listed in the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation, they are allowed as ‘similar outdoor activities’.
Can you use a fire pit in your backyard?
Backyard burning and unauthorised incineration is not permitted at any time in all Council areas in Sydney. You are however permitted to: cook or bbq in the open. maintain or use a fire for recreational purposes such as camping, picnicking, scouting or other similar outdoor activities.
Can you burn wood in your backyard?
Burn only firewood
Never burn household garbage, painted or stained wood, plastics, or chemically treated paper in your backyard fire. Not only is this practice illegal, it is also hazardous and dangerous to you, your family and to your neighbors.
Where should I put a fire pit in my backyard?
Fire pits should be placed at a minimum of ten feet away from your house and also neighbors yards. In addition to placing the fire pit a safe distance away from your home, it should also be in a place where there are no overhanging branches, fences or other structures that could easily catch fire.
Is a fire pit considered an open fire?
Is a Fire Pit Open Burning? The answer is generally yes. However, some municipalities may define open burning differently due to the fact that while fire pits expel smoke directly into the air, many are off the ground and less likely to come in contact with combustible materials that could start a larger fire.