Wood Heaters

Many Australian households use woodheaters and open fireplaces for home heating which comes at a cost to the environment. As a consequence, levels of winter air pollution may be unacceptably high. This pollution is made up of very small particles that can be taken directly into the lungs and contains a number of toxic and cancer causing agents. Many people don’t realise that smoke from their woodheaters and fireplaces can present a real hazard to their neighbours, causing physical discomfort for those with respiratory problems, especially older people and young children.

You can help to improve air quality in your local area and ensure your community breathes easier by operating your woodheater better.

The following information on Council regulations should assist you in installing a wood heater in your home.