During the warmer months of the year, from 1 October to late March (or earlier depending on weather conditions), a bush fire danger period is declared by the NSW RFS. During this time, fires are not allowed without a permit. A free fire permit can be obtained from the Blue Mountains Fire Control Centre (see map).
Penalties apply if you do not obey the restrictions or rules applied during this period.
If you are free camping and wish to have a campfire, check if there is a total fire ban by looking up the RFS website. Fires can not be lit in the open during a total fire ban.
If you are staying in a Blue Mountains National Park campground, check with the Ranger or look out for the Fire Danger Rating/Total Fire Ban sign within the park.