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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  • No restrictions in force
  • Restrictions in force
MunicipalityStart DateEnd DateDownload Map
ALPINENo restrictions in forcePDF
ARARAT - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
ARARAT - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
BALLARATNo restrictions in forcePDF
BANYULENo restrictions in forcePDF
BASS COASTNo restrictions in forcePDF
BAW BAWNo restrictions in forcePDF
BENALLANo restrictions in forcePDF
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFENo restrictions in forcePDF
BULOKE - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
BULOKE - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
CAMPASPENo restrictions in forcePDF
CARDINIANo restrictions in forcePDF
CASEYNo restrictions in forcePDF
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDSNo restrictions in forcePDF
COLAC OTWAYNo restrictions in forcePDF
CORANGAMITENo restrictions in forcePDF
EAST GIPPSLANDNo restrictions in forcePDF
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in forcePDF
FRANKSTONNo restrictions in forcePDF
FRENCH ISLANDNo restrictions in forcePDF
GANNAWARRANo restrictions in forcePDF
GLENELGNo restrictions in forcePDF
GOLDEN PLAINSNo restrictions in forcePDF
GREATER BENDIGONo restrictions in forcePDF
GREATER DANDENONGNo restrictions in forcePDF
GREATER GEELONGNo restrictions in forcePDF
GREATER SHEPPARTONNo restrictions in forcePDF
HEPBURNNo restrictions in forcePDF
HINDMARSH - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
HINDMARSH - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
HORSHAM - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
HORSHAM - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
HUMENo restrictions in forcePDF
INDIGONo restrictions in forcePDF
KINGSTONNo restrictions in forcePDF
KNOXNo restrictions in forcePDF
LATROBENo restrictions in forcePDF
LODDONNo restrictions in forcePDF
MACEDON RANGESNo restrictions in forcePDF
MANNINGHAMNo restrictions in forcePDF
MANSFIELDNo restrictions in forcePDF
MAROONDAHNo restrictions in forcePDF
MELTONNo restrictions in forcePDF
MILDURANo restrictions in forcePDF
MITCHELLNo restrictions in forcePDF
MOIRANo restrictions in forcePDF
MOORABOOLNo restrictions in forcePDF
MORNINGTON PENINSULANo restrictions in forcePDF
MOUNT ALEXANDERNo restrictions in forcePDF
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in forcePDF
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in forcePDF
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORTNo restrictions in forcePDF
MOYNENo restrictions in forcePDF
MURRINDINDINo restrictions in forcePDF
NILLUMBIKNo restrictions in forcePDF
NORTHERN GRAMPIANSNo restrictions in forcePDF
PYRENEES - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
PYRENEES - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
SOUTH GIPPSLANDNo restrictions in forcePDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS CENTRALNo restrictions in forcePDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
STRATHBOGIENo restrictions in forcePDF
SURF COASTNo restrictions in forcePDF
SWAN HILLNo restrictions in forcePDF
TOWONGNo restrictions in forcePDF
WANGARATTA - NORTH WESTNo restrictions in forcePDF
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EASTNo restrictions in forcePDF
WARRNAMBOOLNo restrictions in forcePDF
WELLINGTONNo restrictions in forcePDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EASTNo restrictions in forcePDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WESTNo restrictions in forcePDF
WEST WIMMERA - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
WHITTLESEANo restrictions in forcePDF
WODONGANo restrictions in forcePDF
WYNDHAMNo restrictions in forcePDF
YARRA RANGESNo restrictions in forcePDF
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRALNo restrictions in forcePDF
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTHNo restrictions in forcePDF
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTHNo restrictions in forcePDF