RSS Feeds

CFA provides data feeds for Incidents, Total Fire Bans & Fire Danger Ratings and latest news.

To receive CFA RSS feeds you need a feed reader and must also subscribe to CFA feeds.

To subscribe to one of the CFA RSS feeds:

  • Click on the RSS button next to the feed you want (or ctrl, click for Mac users).
  • Copy the URL of the page that is displayed.
  • Paste the address in the appropriate place in your feed reader.

Important Note: Some third party readers will not refresh as frequently as is required for live updates. It is recommended that if your reader cannot be set to update at least every 5 minutes that you check the respective web pages (Incidents and Total Fire Bans & Fire Danger Ratings) for the most up to date version.

These RSS feeds conforms to RSS 2.0 specification and update every minute.

RSS Icon RSS feeds

Incidents

https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentRSS

Latest CFA News

https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/CFA/CFARSS.aspx?FolderId=302,304&showentries=20&ArticleSort=2&showthumbnail=true

Total Fire Bans & Fire Danger Ratings

Victoria or Fire District RSS Feed Link

All of Victoria

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/tfbfdrforecast_rss.xml

Mallee fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/mallee-firedistrict_rss.xml

Wimmera fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/wimmera-firedistrict_rss.xml

South West fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/southwest-firedistrict_rss.xml

Northern Country fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/northerncountry-firedistrict_rss.xml

North Central fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/northcentral-firedistrict_rss.xml

Central fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/central-firedistrict_rss.xml

North East fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/northeast-firedistrict_rss.xml

East Gippsland fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/eastgippsland-firedistrict_rss.xml

West and South
Gippsland fire district

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/cfa/rssfeed/westandsouthgippsland-firedistrict_rss.xml

Terms of use

RSS is a free service offered by CFA for use in RSS readers.

CFA RSS feeds are protected by copyright laws and are available for personal, non-commercial use only. (See below for data feeds for third party developers.)

You must use the RSS feeds as provided by CFA, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied. The links back to CFA included in the feed must be displayed when used in a website.

CFA reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the RSS feeds at any time and to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.

More About RSS Feeds

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for distributing content. Put simply, it allows you to subscribe to content on dozens of websites and have it delivered directly to you on one page, via your RSS feed reader.

What is a feed reader?

To read RSS feeds, you need a software program called a feed reader, also known as a newsreader or an aggregator. This reader regularly collects content from various websites and provides it to you in a simple form, similar to your email inbox.

There are many newsreaders available in a variety of formats. Some can be accessed using a web browser, others are downloadable applications. All allow you to display and add the RSS feeds you want.

How do I start receiving RSS feeds?

You need to either install a feed reader on your computer or choose to use one of the web-based feed reader services. Full instructions on how to set up either kind of feed reader can be found on individual feed reader websites.

Data feeds for developers

Access to Victorian emergency data by third party developers is managed by Emergency Management Victoria.

Incidents & Planned Burns (CFA, MFB, DEPI)

XML: https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentXML

JSON: https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentJSON

JSONP https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentJSON&callback=…

Fire District Widgets

Fire district widgets are mini versions of our Total Fire Bans and Ratings page. The data is derived from the same source and shows you the Fire Danger Rating for each fire district in a widget size window where you can embed on your website or app.

The widgets are available for all nine of our fire districts.

Central

North Central

East Gippsland

West and South Gippsland

North East

Northern Country

Mallee

South West

Wimmera

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Data feeds for developers

Access to Victorian emergency data by third party developers is managed by Emergency Management Victoria.

Incidents & Planned Burns (CFA, MFB, DEPI)

XML: https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentXML

JSON: https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentJSON

JSONP https://data.emergency.vic.gov.au/Show?pageId=getIncidentJSON&callback=…