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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ALPINE19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
ARARAT - NORTH19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
ARARAT - SOUTH19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
BALLARAT19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
BANYULE09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
BASS COAST30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
BAW BAW16/01/202301/05/2023PDF
BENALLA19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE24/12/202201/05/2023PDF
BULOKE - NORTH12/12/202201/05/2023PDF
BULOKE - SOUTH12/12/202201/05/2023PDF
CAMPASPE12/12/202201/05/2023PDF
CARDINIA30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
CASEY30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
COLAC OTWAY24/12/202201/05/2023PDF
CORANGAMITE24/12/202201/05/2023PDF
EAST GIPPSLAND30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
FRANKSTON30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
FRENCH ISLAND30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
GANNAWARRA05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
GLENELG19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
GOLDEN PLAINS24/12/202201/05/2023PDF
GREATER BENDIGO19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
GREATER DANDENONG30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
GREATER GEELONG24/12/202201/05/2023PDF
GREATER SHEPPARTON19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
HEPBURN19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
HINDMARSH - NORTH28/11/202201/05/2023PDF
HINDMARSH - SOUTH28/11/202201/05/2023PDF
HORSHAM - NORTH05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
HORSHAM - SOUTH05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
HUME09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
INDIGO19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
KINGSTON30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
KNOX30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
LATROBE16/01/202301/05/2023PDF
LODDON12/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MACEDON RANGES09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
MANNINGHAM30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
MANSFIELD19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MAROONDAH30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
MELTON09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
MILDURA21/11/202201/05/2023PDF
MITCHELL19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MOIRA19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MOORABOOL19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MORNINGTON PENINSULA30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
MOUNT ALEXANDER28/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MOYNE26/12/202201/05/2023PDF
MURRINDINDI19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
NILLUMBIK09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS12/12/202201/05/2023PDF
PYRENEES - NORTH19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
PYRENEES - SOUTH19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
SOUTH GIPPSLAND16/01/202301/05/2023PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS CENTRAL26/12/202201/05/2023PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS NORTH26/12/202201/05/2023PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SOUTH26/12/202201/05/2023PDF
STRATHBOGIE19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
SURF COAST24/12/202201/05/2023PDF
SWAN HILL28/11/202201/05/2023PDF
TOWONG19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WARRNAMBOOL26/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WELLINGTON16/01/202301/05/2023PDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH05/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WHITTLESEA09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
WODONGA19/12/202201/05/2023PDF
WYNDHAM09/01/202301/05/2023PDF
YARRA RANGES30/01/202301/05/2023PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL28/11/202201/05/2023PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH28/11/202201/05/2023PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH28/11/202201/05/2023PDF