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.

Find what municipality you're in on the
CFA Local Information page


Fire restriction dates by municipality

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MunicipalityStart DateEnd DateDownload Map
ALPINE13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
ARARAT - NORTH13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
ARARAT - SOUTH20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
BALLARAT13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
BANYULE20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
BASS COAST10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
BAW BAW10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
BENALLA13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
BULOKE - NORTH15/11/202101/05/2022PDF
BULOKE - SOUTH22/11/202101/05/2022PDF
CAMPASPE22/11/202101/05/2022PDF
CARDINIA10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
CASEY10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
COLAC OTWAY20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
CORANGAMITE20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
EAST GIPPSLANDNo restrictions in forcePDF
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
FRANKSTON10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
FRENCH ISLAND10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
GANNAWARRA15/11/202101/05/2022PDF
GLENELG13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
GOLDEN PLAINS13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
GREATER BENDIGO06/12/202101/05/2022PDF
GREATER DANDENONG10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
GREATER GEELONG20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
GREATER SHEPPARTON29/11/202101/05/2022PDF
HEPBURN13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
HINDMARSH - NORTH15/11/202101/05/2022PDF
HINDMARSH - SOUTH15/11/202101/05/2022PDF
HORSHAM - NORTH22/11/202101/05/2022PDF
HORSHAM - SOUTH29/11/202101/05/2022PDF
HUME20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
INDIGO13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
KINGSTON10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
KNOX10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
LATROBE10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
LODDON22/11/202101/05/2022PDF
MACEDON RANGES20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MANNINGHAM10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
MANSFIELD13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MAROONDAH10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
MELTON20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MILDURA25/10/202101/05/2022PDF
MITCHELL13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MOIRA29/11/202101/05/2022PDF
MOORABOOL13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MORNINGTON PENINSULA10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
MOUNT ALEXANDER13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MOYNE20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
MURRINDINDI13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
NILLUMBIK20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS06/12/202101/05/2022PDF
PYRENEES - NORTH13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
PYRENEES - SOUTH13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
SOUTH GIPPSLAND10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS CENTRAL20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS NORTH20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SOUTH20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
STRATHBOGIE29/11/202101/05/2022PDF
SURF COAST20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
SWAN HILL25/10/202101/05/2022PDF
TOWONG13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
WARRNAMBOOL20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
WELLINGTON10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST22/11/202101/05/2022PDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST29/11/202101/05/2022PDF
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH22/11/202101/05/2022PDF
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH29/11/202101/05/2022PDF
WHITTLESEA20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
WODONGA13/12/202101/05/2022PDF
WYNDHAM20/12/202101/05/2022PDF
YARRA RANGES10/01/202201/05/2022PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL15/11/202101/05/2022PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH01/11/202101/05/2022PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH22/11/202101/05/2022PDF