Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted fire season are:

  • Gas-operated appliances
  • Charcoal barbeques or grills
  • Wood-fire pizza oven
  • Chiminea
  • Cultural fires
  • Braziers
  • Fire pits/bowls
  • Open drum and manufactured incinerators

For full descriptions and conditions of use, see Fire types (external link)

Need to apply?
Golden Bay:
Call Neil Gardiner on 027 386 4837, or email neil.gardiner@fireandemergency.nz
Call Grant Harper on 027 498 6433 or 03 521 1235, or email firepermit.lakemurchison@fireandemergency.nz
St Arnaud:
Call Watson Mortimer on 022 492 8841, or email firepermit.lakemurchison@fireandemergency.nz

All other areas including Tasman Bay, Waimea Basin and Nelson North through to the Rai Saddle - call 03 544 2441, or email firepermit.nelsontasman@fireandemergency.nz

Note that any fire you may light may have requirements to meet with the Nelson City Council or the Tasman District Council

Fire and Emergency
03 544 2441