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 messages
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 products
A range 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
BBtW Social Media Tile Landscape
BBtW Social Media Tile Square
BBtW Social Media Tile Portrait
Factsheets for the Smoke Regulations
Factsheet - Rules for Backyard Burning
Factsheet - Rules for Wood-Fired Heating and Cooking
Smoke Regulations & Wood Heating FAQs - DL Brochure
Emissions of smoke from wood heaters are regulated in Tasmania. More information: Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Smoke) Regulations 2019
Air Quality Monitoring Program
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 Health Air Quality page.
Department of Health Alerts
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.
For further information about Burn Brighter this Winter contact the Coordinator Local Government Engagement.