Fires are banned across Illawarra as Bushfire Danger Period begins

Desiree Savage
Nadine Morton
Updated October 2 2023 - 1:15pm, first published October 1 2023 - 9:56am

The vast majority of NSW has begun a statutory Bush Fire Danger period from Sunday, October 1, with permits needed for fires from now until March 31 next year.

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Desiree Savage

Desiree Savage

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

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Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at

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