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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.

Fire restriction dates by municipality

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  Restrictions in force

View a map of fire restrictions by municipality

  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 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
ARARAT 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BALLARAT 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BANYULE 22/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BASS COAST 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BAW BAW 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BENALLA 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
BULOKE - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
BULOKE - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
CAMPASPE Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
CARDINIA 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
CASEY 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
COLAC OTWAY 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
CORANGAMITE 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
EAST GIPPSLAND 16/10/2017 14/05/2018 PDF Icon
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
FRANKSTON 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
FRENCH ISLAND 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
GANNAWARRA Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
GLENELG 11/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
GOLDEN PLAINS 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
GREATER BENDIGO 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
GREATER DANDENONG 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
GREATER GEELONG 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
GREATER SHEPPARTON 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
HEPBURN 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HORSHAM - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HORSHAM - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HUME 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
INDIGO 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
KINGSTON 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
KNOX 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
LATROBE 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
LODDON Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MACEDON RANGES 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MANNINGHAM 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MANSFIELD 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MAROONDAH 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MELTON 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MILDURA Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MITCHELL 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOIRA 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOORABOOL 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOUNT ALEXANDER 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MOYNE 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
MURRINDINDI 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
NILLUMBIK 22/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - NORTH 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - SOUTH 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
STRATHBOGIE 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
SURF COAST 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
SWAN HILL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
TOWONG 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST 20/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WARRNAMBOOL 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WELLINGTON 16/10/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WHITTLESEA 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WODONGA 27/11/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
WYNDHAM 04/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
YARRA RANGES 18/12/2017 01/05/2018 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon

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