Can I have a barbecue on no burn day?

Yes. Barbecues are permitted on no burn notice days.

No-burn notices

No burn notice days can be declared by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to prevent pollution from smoke. A notice is published online and in the public notices section of The Sydney Morning Herald on the day it is in force.

Learn more about no burn notices

Find out if a no-burn notice is in force today

Total fire bans

A no burn-notice differs from a total fire ban. A total fire ban is declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to prevent fires.

Find out if a total fire ban in force today

Total fire bans and barbecues

The RFS has strict requirements relating to barbecues on total fire ban days and not all barbecues can be used.

Find out more about using barbecues during a total fire ban

Fire permits

A no burn notice or total fire ban overrides any permit.