Warnings & Restrictions

About Warnings

You should never wait to receive an official warning before you leave. Fires can start quickly and threaten homes and lives within minutes. Warnings are issued when a fire has started and you need to take action.

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Total Fire Bans and Ratings

The Fire Danger Rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started. Fire Danger Ratings are forecast for four days and it helps you to know when conditions are dangerous enough to put your bushfire survival plan in to action.

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Fire Danger Period Restrictions

The Fire Danger Period is when CFA restricts the use of fire in the community. CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality (shire or council) at different times in the lead up to the fire season.

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Fire Permits

If you need to use fire in the open air during the Fire Danger Period or on a day of Total Fire Ban you may require a permit.

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Find your Fire District

Victoria is divided into nine Fire Districts based on council boundaries. You can find which council you are in on the 'Know Your Council' website.

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Road Closures

Traffic Management Points are temporary road closures set up during an emergency to protect the safety of people, and vehicles, travelling into an affected area.

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