The official 2021-22 bushfire season for the ACT began 1 November 2021 and concludes today, 16 March 2022.
With above average rainfall and cooler conditions, the ACT is in a state of below-normal fire potential.
From tomorrow, fire permits will no longer be required for rural land holders wishing to conduct burns. Land holders are still asked to notify authorities if they plan to conduct burns. Penalties apply if fires are left unattended or escape containment.
Despite the end of the official bushfire season natural disasters can still occur all year round and it is important Canberrans remain vigilant and continue to be prepared. Visit www.esa.act.gov.au for more information on how you can ‘Be Emergency Ready’.