Burn Brighter This Winter Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Burn Brighter This Winter is a community education program designed to inform wood heater owners of the best techniques to use when operating their heater to reduce smoke emissions and improve air quality in their local environment. This page provides a range of information and resources that Local Government officers may wish to utilise.

Burn Brighter This Winter key mess​​​ages

The key messages for Burn Brighter this winter are:

  • Only burn dry, seasoned firewood
  • Always burn with a flame - don't let your fire smoulder
  • After reloading, open the air intake and burn your fire on high for 20 minutes, especially before going to bed​

Community awareness pro​​ducts

A ra​nge of community education products have been developed by the EPA which Local Government officers can freely download and use for community education purposes. These resources include:​

 Burn Brighter This Winter Factsheet (PDF 737Kb)

 Burn Brighter This Winter Postcard (PDF 247Kb)

Social media resources - new in 2022

​​Don't smoke out your neighbours - burn brighter this winter - EPA

BBtW Social Media Tile Landscape

       Don't smoke out your neighbours - burn brighter this winter - EPA

       BBtW Social Media Tile Square

Don't smoke out your neighbours - burn brighter this winter - EPA 

BBtW Social Media Tile Portrait

​Factsh​eets for the Smoke Regulations

  Factsheet - Rules for Backyard Burning   (284Kb)

  Factsheet - Rules for Wood-Fired Heating and Cooking   (331Kb)​

  Smoke Regulations & Wood Heating FAQs - DL Brochure   (802Kb)​


Emissions of smoke from wood heaters are regulated in Tasmania. More information: Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Smoke) Regulations 2019​  ​

Air Quality Monitoring P​rogram

The EPA also undertakes an Air Quality Monitoring Program which includes monitoring air quality in real time.

​Department of Health Air Quality Information

Information about air quality and your health is available from the Department of Heal​th Air ​Quality page​​.​

​Department of Heal​​th A​lerts

Information about any current public health alerts is available from the Department of Health Alerts page​.

Air quality monitoring assistance

The EPA may be able to assist councils to monitor air quality in their municipality. For more information about the Air Quality Monitoring Program contact the EPA Air Specialist - see below.

Further Info​rmation

For further information about Burn Brighter this Winter contact the Coordinator Local Government Engagement.​