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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

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Check if you can light a fire in your area

Our tip

If a fire is a risk to person or property, call 111 and ask for the Fire Service.

Why we have outdoor fire rules

  • Protect people and communities from fire.
  • Protect Auckland's air quality.
  • Prevent unnecessary emergency fire calls.

Fire seasons

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are responsible for:

  • setting fire seasons within Auckland
  • issuing and renewing fire permits.

To check the current fire season, visit the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website. Click "Check and apply now" to view fire season map.

Apply for or renew a fire permit

For some outdoor fires, you will need a current fire permit.

You can apply for a permit or renew your existing permit on the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will assess your application and issue or decline a permit.

Report a problem with a fire

If you have concerns about the safety of fires, see Fire and Emergency New Zealand website.

See report smoke and pollution from fires for details on reporting nuisance from smoke and pollution.


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