Victorians can apply for a fire permit online in a single place, using the Fire Permits Victoria website.
Residents and businesses using fire or heat sources such as commercial catering, fireworks, welding and more can use the website to check if they need a fire permit, apply for a fire permit, notify authorities they are using a permit and register a burn-off when restrictions aren't in place.
The multiagency online transaction system, supported by the CFA, Department of Land, Water and Planning and Fire Rescue Victoria, improves the way Victoria's fire and rescue services work with local governments to assess and issue fire permits.
CFA deputy chief officer Alen Slijepcevic said the new system would help improve the way fire and rescue services manage fire risk across the state.
"The Fire Permits Victoria website allows agencies to communicate with applicants and permit holders in a timely and efficient manner and is able to provide consistent and timely advice on suspending or revoking a permit, if conditions change," Mr Slijepcevic said.
Forest Fire Management Victoria chief fire officer Chris Hardman said the system provides a simple, quick and easy web-based form for permit holders.
"This frees up resources to focus on core work, such as call taking and emergency dispatch and provides agencies with better information to manage fire risk in an efficient and effective way," Mr Hardman said.
Successful fire permit applicants are reminded to follow fire and rescue services' advice to keep fires safe, including registering burn-offs via the Fire Permits Victoria website or by phoning 1800 668 511.
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