The Cane Burning Notification gives cane growers the authority to burn sugar cane in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, provided minimum conditions are met.
Any cane grower can still apply to burn cane under the authority of a Permit to Light Fire.
What the Cane Burning Notification is used for
The Cane Burning Notification is one of two mechanisms available to cane growers to ensure that burning of sugar cane is authorised in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990.
The Notification issued in the Queensland Government Gazette on 31 May 2019, sets out minimum conditions for the burning of sugar cane and replaces previous versions released in 2004 and 2010.
Please click here to view the Cane Burning Notification.
When should cane growers apply for a Permit to Light
Any cane grower can apply for a Permit to Light Fire, regardless of whether their land is eligible for burning under the Notification.
Cane growers must apply for a Permit to Light Fire if they cannot meet conditions of the Notification or if they believe that they are unable to meet these conditions.
Please click here to view the Lighting Fires in Queensland brochure.
Road classes and land parcel mapping
Mapping information about road classes and the boundaries of parcels of land are available from the Fire Warden Finder or https://qldglobe.information.qld.gov.au/.
For further information
Please click here to view an Information Sheet about the Cane Burning Notification.
Cane growers should check with their Fire Warden if they are uncertain if cane on their land is eligible for burning under the Cane Burning Notification, or to confirm the minimum conditions that are needed for compliance.
Please click here to locate your local Fire Warden using the Fire Warden Finder.
Simply enter your address into the search bar and it will display the Fire Warden District and contact number of the Fire Warden for that address.