Bush Fire Certificates
If you’re doing work on bush fire prone land as complying development, you will need to get a Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) Risk Assessment Certificate.
This certificate confirms that your development isn’t in an area with a high BAL (BAL-40) or in the flame zone.
Bush Fire Attack Level Certificates can be issued Council, or a qualified consultant recognised by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
The next section explains how to apply to Council for a Bushfire Attack Level Certificate.
You can apply online, or using the button on this page, or the pdf form below:
You will need to include the following information with your application:
- A statement describing your proposed development
- A site plan that’s drawn to scale. This should include your reference number and the date. It should also show the following features where relevant:
- Buildings that are already on the site and their uses
- The proposed development
- Setbacks (ie the distance) of your proposed development to the site boundaries.
You should follow our format guidelines for all digital documents when applying.
- If you’re applying for a Bushfire Attack Level Certificate online, you only need to provide one digital copy of each document.
- If you’re applying with the hard copy form in person or by post, you will need to include one hard copy and one digital copy of each document.
You also need to pay an application fee when you lodge your request for a certificate. Fees are shown in the next section of this page.
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