Outdoor burning

Can I light a fire?

Fire restrictions and permits are managed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

To find out if you can light a fire, go to Can I light a fire? then go to Check & Apply. Use the online form to see if there are restrictions in your area, or if you'll need a permit.

Reporting a smoke nuisance - or a fire

Concerned about smoke or a fire? Try talking to the person, they may be unaware they are causing a problem. If the problem continues call our 24/7 Environmental Hotline on 0800 504 639.

If you feel the fire is a danger, call 111 immediately