Fire Restriction Dates

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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ALPINE27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
ARARAT - NORTH20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
ARARAT - SOUTH20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
BALLARAT20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
BANYULE04/12/202301/05/2024PDF
BASS COAST18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
BAW BAW18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
BENALLA27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
BULOKE - NORTH13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
BULOKE - SOUTH13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
CAMPASPE13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
CARDINIA18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
CASEY18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
COLAC OTWAY20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
CORANGAMITE20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
EAST GIPPSLAND09/10/202301/05/2024PDF
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
FRANKSTON18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
FRENCH ISLAND18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
GANNAWARRA06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
GLENELG20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
GOLDEN PLAINS20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
GREATER BENDIGO20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
GREATER DANDENONG18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
GREATER GEELONG20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
GREATER SHEPPARTON27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
HEPBURN20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
HINDMARSH - NORTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
HINDMARSH - SOUTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
HORSHAM - NORTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
HORSHAM - SOUTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
HUME20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
INDIGO27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
KINGSTON18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
KNOX18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
LATROBE18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
LODDON13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MACEDON RANGES27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MANNINGHAM18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
MANSFIELD27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MAROONDAH18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
MELTON20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MILDURA30/10/202301/05/2024PDF
MITCHELL27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MOIRA27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MOORABOOL20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MORNINGTON PENINSULA18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
MOUNT ALEXANDER13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MOYNE20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
MURRINDINDI27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
NILLUMBIK04/12/202301/05/2024PDF
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
PYRENEES - NORTH20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
PYRENEES - SOUTH20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
SOUTH GIPPSLAND18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - CENTRAL20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - NORTH20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - SOUTH20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
STRATHBOGIE27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
SURF COAST20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
SWAN HILL06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
TOWONG27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WARRNAMBOOL20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WELLINGTON09/10/202301/05/2024PDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH13/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WHITTLESEA04/12/202301/05/2024PDF
WODONGA27/11/202301/05/2024PDF
WYNDHAM20/11/202301/05/2024PDF
YARRA RANGES18/12/202301/05/2024PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH06/11/202301/05/2024PDF