Burning in Townships


The Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 came into effect in July 2016.  This provides a legislative basis for air quality regulation and management throughout the state.

The Air Quality Policy was created by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to regulate air emissions, including those from wood heaters and burning in the open.

The intent of the Air Quality Policy is to better protect and improve the health of South Australians and the environment through improved air quality.

The introduction of this policy has resulted in a number of changes to controls relating to burning in the open. 

Most notably, there has been a change to Burning in Townships.

Burning in the Townships IS NOT PERMITTED.

Green Waste –

Residents are encouraged to use the Green Waste vouchers and take the green waste to the Quorn Waste Transfer Station or Hawker Landfill where Green Waste disposal is free.

Campfires –

The use of a brazier, chiminea or fire pit for heating outdoors can be used with Charcoal Only

Preparation of food or beverage is permitted within townships

Primary Production Land located within the township boundary-

Does NOT apply to burning undertaken in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005.


For information relating to Burning Off please click visit the CFS website here