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Auckland Council

Current fire status

View the fire status for your area

Auckland rural mainland

From 8am on Monday 12 March, the Auckland Rural Mainland has gone to an Open Fire Season.

This means no fire permit is required to light a fire in the open air as long as it meets the fire safety conditions.

Hauraki Gulf Islands

The following islands are in a Restricted Fire Season and require a fire permit before any fires may be lit in the open air:

  • Great Barrier
  • Waiheke (exclude urban areas)
  • Kawau
  • Rakino
  • Ponui

All other islands are in a Prohibited Fire Season (Total Fire Ban) at all times.

Residential and business areas of Auckland

You cannot light outdoor fires in residential or business areas at any time. Read the rules.

Public land 

It is illegal to light any open fires or discharge any fireworks in public places in the Auckland region. Read the exceptions.