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Restrictions during the Fire Danger Period

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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

Local municipality (council or shire) restrictions

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.

Local council restrictions may also apply - refer to Government Gazette details, contact your local CFA Headquarters or your Municipal Fire Prevention Officer at your local council.

Fire restriction dates by municipality

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  Restrictions in force

Find your municipality on the 'Know Your Council' website.

  No restrictions in force

Note - A separate Total Fire Ban declaration will mean no fires can be lit for the declared district for that day. This is irrespective of whether the Fire Danger Period has been introduced in a municipality or not.

Local municipality (council or shire) boundary map are produced in PDF format and vary file size from 500kb to 1mb. PDFs allow you to download, print and share online content. To access PDF files download the free Acrobat Reader.

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Municipality Start Date End Date PDF Map Download
ALPINE No restrictions in force PDF Icon
ARARAT - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
ARARAT - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
BALLARAT Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
BANYULE No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BASS COAST No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BAW BAW No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BENALLA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
BULOKE - NORTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BULOKE - SOUTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
CAMPASPE No restrictions in force PDF Icon
CARDINIA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
CASEY No restrictions in force PDF Icon
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS No restrictions in force PDF Icon
COLAC OTWAY Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
CORANGAMITE Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
EAST GIPPSLAND No restrictions in force PDF Icon
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT No restrictions in force PDF Icon
FRANKSTON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
FRENCH ISLAND No restrictions in force PDF Icon
GANNAWARRA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
GLENELG Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
GOLDEN PLAINS Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
GREATER BENDIGO Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
GREATER DANDENONG No restrictions in force PDF Icon
GREATER GEELONG Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
GREATER SHEPPARTON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
HEPBURN Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - NORTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - SOUTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
HORSHAM - NORTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
HORSHAM - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HUME No restrictions in force PDF Icon
INDIGO No restrictions in force PDF Icon
KINGSTON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
KNOX No restrictions in force PDF Icon
LATROBE No restrictions in force PDF Icon
LODDON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MACEDON RANGES No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MANNINGHAM No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MANSFIELD No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MAROONDAH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MELTON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MILDURA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MITCHELL No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOIRA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOORABOOL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MORNINGTON PENINSULA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOUNT ALEXANDER No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOYNE Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MURRINDINDI No restrictions in force PDF Icon
NILLUMBIK No restrictions in force PDF Icon
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
PYRENEES - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
PYRENEES - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
SOUTH GIPPSLAND No restrictions in force PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS CENTRAL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
STRATHBOGIE No restrictions in force PDF Icon
SURF COAST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
SWAN HILL No restrictions in force PDF Icon
TOWONG No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WARRNAMBOOL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WELLINGTON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WHITTLESEA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WODONGA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
WYNDHAM No restrictions in force PDF Icon
YARRA RANGES No restrictions in force PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL No restrictions in force PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon

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