Fire Danger Period Restrictions

The Fire Danger Period is when CFA restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent fires from starting.

CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality (shire or council) at different times in the lead up to the fire season. It depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions.

The Fire Danger Period may be declared as early as October in some municipalities, and typically remains in place until the fire danger lessens, which could be as late as May.

The Fire Danger Period is NOT the same thing as a Total Fire Ban.

Your local council or shire may have their own local laws about lighting fires. Contact your local council to find out what municipal local laws may be in place. Local laws may be in place all year.


Fire restriction dates by municipality

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MunicipalityStart DateEnd DateDownload Map
ALPINENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
ARARAT - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
ARARAT - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BALLARATNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BANYULENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BASS COASTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BAW BAWNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BENALLANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BULOKE - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
BULOKE - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
CAMPASPENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
CARDINIANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
CASEYNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDSNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
COLAC OTWAYNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
CORANGAMITENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
EAST GIPPSLANDNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
FRANKSTONNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
FRENCH ISLANDNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GANNAWARRANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GLENELGNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GOLDEN PLAINSNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GREATER BENDIGONo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GREATER DANDENONGNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GREATER GEELONGNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
GREATER SHEPPARTONNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
HEPBURNNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
HINDMARSH - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
HINDMARSH - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
HORSHAM - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
HORSHAM - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
HUMENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
INDIGONo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
KINGSTONNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
KNOXNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
LATROBENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
LODDONNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MACEDON RANGESNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MANNINGHAMNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MANSFIELDNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MAROONDAHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MELTONNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MILDURANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MITCHELLNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOIRANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOORABOOLNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MORNINGTON PENINSULANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOUNT ALEXANDERNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MOYNENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
MURRINDINDINo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
NILLUMBIKNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
NORTHERN GRAMPIANSNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
PYRENEES - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
PYRENEES - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
SOUTH GIPPSLANDNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS CENTRALNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
STRATHBOGIENo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
SURF COASTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
SWAN HILLNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
TOWONGNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WANGARATTA - NORTH WESTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EASTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WARRNAMBOOLNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WELLINGTONNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EASTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WESTNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WEST WIMMERA - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WHITTLESEANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WODONGANo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
WYNDHAMNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
YARRA RANGESNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRALNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTHNo restrictions in force yet - check back for updates - check back for updatesPDF