Fire permits are required for all fires on Public Conservation Land other than for an approved campground fire or a fire lit for cooking or for warmth. Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)

There is a 365 day Restricted Fire Season status for:
- all Coastal areas
- Whangamarino swamp
Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)

There is a 365 day Prohibited Fire Season status for:
- Waiuku Forest
- Maramarua Forest 
- Onewhero Forest 

Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted or Prohibited Fire Season include: 

  • Gas cooker or gas barbeque
  • Contained barbeque
  • Cultural (hangi,umu)
  • Incinerator

Waikato Fire and Emergency 
15 Galileo Street
Ngaruawahia 3720
firepermit.waikato@fireandemergency.nz (external link)
www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz (external link)  
07 824 8633