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Central Fire District

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This page shows Fire Danger Ratings, Total Fire Ban declarations and Fire Restrictions by municipality for the Central fire district.

  • The Fire Danger Ratings are forecast for four days
  • A Total Fire Ban is declared for the district by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and could be difficult to control.
  • Fire Restrictions come into force when entered into the Government Gazette
  • A Total Fire Ban declaration means no fires can be lit for the declared district for that day - irrespective of the Fire Restriction status for a given municipality. See also: Can I Can't I?
  • Outside of the Fire Danger Period the map will appear grey. In this case, 'No Forecast' equals 'Low - Moderate' Fire Danger Rating.

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Sun, 27 May 2018

Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings map

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Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
Check what you can and can't do on days of Total Fire Ban

Total Fire Ban status

Today, Sun, 27 May 2018 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) fire district.

Fire Danger Rating

No Forecast

Fire Danger Rating scale

Fire Danger Ratings scale - select a rating to view what the rating means and what you should do Code Red fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Code Red rating means and what you should do on days with the Code Red rating Extreme fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Extreme rating means and what you should do on days with the Extreme rating Severe fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Severe rating means and what you should do on days with the Severe rating Very high fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Very high rating means and what you should do on days with the Very high rating High fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the High rating means and what you should do on days with the High rating Low to moderate fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Low to moderate rating means and what you should do on days with the Low to moderate rating

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Mon, 28 May 2018

Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings map

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Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
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Total Fire Ban status

Tomorrow, Mon, 28 May 2018 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) fire district.

Fire Danger Rating

No Forecast

Fire Danger Rating scale

Fire Danger Ratings scale - select a rating to view what the rating means and what you should do Code Red fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Code Red rating means and what you should do on days with the Code Red rating Extreme fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Extreme rating means and what you should do on days with the Extreme rating Severe fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Severe rating means and what you should do on days with the Severe rating Very high fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Very high rating means and what you should do on days with the Very high rating High fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the High rating means and what you should do on days with the High rating Low to moderate fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Low to moderate rating means and what you should do on days with the Low to moderate rating

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Tue, 29 May 2018

Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings map

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Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
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Total Fire Ban status

Tue, 29 May 2018 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) fire district.

Fire Danger Rating

No Forecast

Fire Danger Rating scale

Fire Danger Ratings scale - select a rating to view what the rating means and what you should do Code Red fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Code Red rating means and what you should do on days with the Code Red rating Extreme fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Extreme rating means and what you should do on days with the Extreme rating Severe fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Severe rating means and what you should do on days with the Severe rating Very high fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Very high rating means and what you should do on days with the Very high rating High fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the High rating means and what you should do on days with the High rating Low to moderate fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Low to moderate rating means and what you should do on days with the Low to moderate rating

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Wed, 30 May 2018

Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings map

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Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
Check what you can and can't do on days of Total Fire Ban

Total Fire Ban status

Wed, 30 May 2018 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) fire district.

Fire Danger Rating

No Forecast

Fire Danger Rating scale

Fire Danger Ratings scale - select a rating to view what the rating means and what you should do Code Red fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Code Red rating means and what you should do on days with the Code Red rating Extreme fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Extreme rating means and what you should do on days with the Extreme rating Severe fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Severe rating means and what you should do on days with the Severe rating Very high fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Very high rating means and what you should do on days with the Very high rating High fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the High rating means and what you should do on days with the High rating Low to moderate fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Low to moderate rating means and what you should do on days with the Low to moderate rating

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Thu, 31 May 2018

Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings map

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Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
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Total Fire Ban status

Thu, 31 May 2018 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) fire district.

Fire Danger Rating

No Forecast

Fire Danger Rating scale

Fire Danger Ratings scale - select a rating to view what the rating means and what you should do Code Red fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Code Red rating means and what you should do on days with the Code Red rating Extreme fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Extreme rating means and what you should do on days with the Extreme rating Severe fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Severe rating means and what you should do on days with the Severe rating Very high fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Very high rating means and what you should do on days with the Very high rating High fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the High rating means and what you should do on days with the High rating Low to moderate fire danger rating - select this rating to view what the Low to moderate rating means and what you should do on days with the Low to moderate rating

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Fire restrictions by municipality

Below is a table of Fire Restrictions for the municipalities that are located within the Central fire district.

Note: The Central fire district has some municipalities which have no Fire Restrictions and are not shown in the table below. See the full list of municipalities for the Central Fire District

Municipality Restrictions in force? Start Date End Date
BALLARAT Restrictions have ended for this fire season
BANYULE Restrictions have ended for this fire season
BASS COAST Restrictions have ended for this fire season
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE Restrictions have ended for this fire season
CARDINIA Restrictions have ended for this fire season
CASEY Restrictions have ended for this fire season
FRANKSTON Restrictions have ended for this fire season
FRENCH ISLAND Restrictions have ended for this fire season
GOLDEN PLAINS Restrictions have ended for this fire season
GREATER DANDENONG Restrictions have ended for this fire season
GREATER GEELONG Restrictions have ended for this fire season
HEPBURN Restrictions have ended for this fire season
HUME Restrictions have ended for this fire season
KINGSTON Restrictions have ended for this fire season
KNOX Restrictions have ended for this fire season
MACEDON RANGES Restrictions have ended for this fire season
MANNINGHAM Restrictions have ended for this fire season
MAROONDAH Restrictions have ended for this fire season
MELTON Restrictions have ended for this fire season
MOORABOOL Restrictions have ended for this fire season
MORNINGTON PENINSULA Restrictions have ended for this fire season
NILLUMBIK Restrictions have ended for this fire season
SURF COAST Restrictions have ended for this fire season
WHITTLESEA Restrictions have ended for this fire season
WYNDHAM Restrictions have ended for this fire season
YARRA RANGES Restrictions have ended for this fire season

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Code Red

What does it mean?

These are the worst conditions for a bush or grass fire.

Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand fires in these conditions.

The safest place to be is away from high risk bushfire areas.

What should I do?

Leaving high risk bushfire areas the night before or early in the day is your safest option - do not wait and see.

Avoid forested areas, thick bush or long, dry grass.

Know your trigger - make a decision about:

  • When you will leave
  • Where you will go
  • How you will get there
  • When you will return
  • What you will do if you cannot leave

Extreme

What does it mean?

Expect extremely hot, dry and windy conditions.

If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving. Spot fires will start, move quickly and come from many directions.

Homes that are situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, that are well prepared and actively defended, may provide safety.

You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

What should I do?

  • Consider staying with your property only if you are prepared to the highest level. This means your home needs to be situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire*, you are well prepared and you can actively defend your home if a fire starts
  • If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving high risk bushfire areas early in the day is your safest option
  • Be aware of local conditions and seek information by listening to your emergency broadcasters, go to the building a home page or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

* For more information go to the building a home page

Severe

What does it mean?

Expect hot, dry and possibly windy conditions.

If a fire starts and takes hold, it may be uncontrollable.

Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety.

You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

What should I do?

  • Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety - check your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you are not prepared, leaving bushfire prone areas early in the day is your safest option.
  • Be aware of local conditions and seek information by listening to your emergency broadcasters, go to cfa.vic.gov.au or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

Very High

What does it mean?

If a fire starts, it can most likely be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.

Be aware of how fires can start and minimise the risk.

Controlled burning off may occur in these conditions if it is safe - check to see if permits apply.

What should I do?

  • Check your bushfire survival plan
  • Monitor conditions
  • Action may be needed
  • Leave if necessary.

High

What does it mean?

If a fire starts, it can most likely be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.

Be aware of how fires can start and minimise the risk.

Controlled burning off may occur in these conditions if it is safe - check to see if permits apply.

What should I do?

  • Check your bushfire survival plan
  • Monitor conditions
  • Action may be needed
  • Leave if necessary.

Low - Moderate

What does it mean?

If a fire starts, it can most likely be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.

Be aware of how fires can start and minimise the risk.

Controlled burning off may occur in these conditions if it is safe - check to see if permits apply.

What should I do?

  • Check your bushfire survival plan
  • Monitor conditions
  • Action may be needed
  • Leave if necessary.

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