Unattended campfires, and campfires that haven't been extinguished properly can turn into bushfires.
Use water to put out a campfire
When you leave your campsite, always put your campfire out with water, not soil. The fire can smoulder under soil and re-ignite some time later.
Check the ashes are cool to touch
Once you put out a campfire with water, put your hand near the ashes and unburnt wood. Be careful not to touch hot coals! If the ashes are cool to touch, then it’s safe for you to leave the campfire. If the ashes are still warm, pour more water on the campfire until the ashes are cool.
For information on camping safely over summer visit Parks Victoria.
For information on fire restrictions and what you can and can't do.
Page last updated: Tuesday, 15 March 2022 2:35:43 PM