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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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
BASS COAST No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BAW BAW No restrictions in force PDF Icon
BENALLA Restrictions have ended for this fire season 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
CARDINIA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
CASEY No restrictions in force PDF Icon
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS Restrictions have ended for this fire season 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
HEPBURN Restrictions have ended for this fire season 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
INDIGO Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
KINGSTON No restrictions in force PDF Icon
KNOX Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
LATROBE No restrictions in force PDF Icon
LODDON Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MACEDON RANGES Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MANNINGHAM Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MANSFIELD Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MAROONDAH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MELTON Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MILDURA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MITCHELL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MOIRA Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MOORABOOL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MORNINGTON PENINSULA No restrictions in force PDF Icon
MOUNT ALEXANDER Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MOYNE Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
MURRINDINDI Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
NILLUMBIK Restrictions have ended for this fire season 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
SURF COAST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
SWAN HILL No restrictions in force PDF Icon
TOWONG Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WARRNAMBOOL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WELLINGTON No restrictions in force 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 Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WODONGA Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
WYNDHAM Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
YARRA RANGES Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH No restrictions in force PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH Restrictions have ended for this fire season PDF Icon

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