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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 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
ARARAT 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BALLARAT 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BANYULE 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BASS COAST 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BAW BAW 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BENALLA 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE 26/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BULOKE - NORTH 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
BULOKE - SOUTH 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
CAMPASPE 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
CARDINIA 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
CASEY 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
COLAC OTWAY 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
CORANGAMITE 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
EAST GIPPSLAND 10/09/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
FRANKSTON 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
FRENCH ISLAND 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GANNAWARRA 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GLENELG 10/12/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GOLDEN PLAINS 26/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GREATER BENDIGO 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GREATER DANDENONG 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GREATER GEELONG 26/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
GREATER SHEPPARTON 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
HEPBURN 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - NORTH 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - SOUTH 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
HORSHAM - NORTH 05/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
HORSHAM - SOUTH 26/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
HUME 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
INDIGO 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
KINGSTON 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
KNOX 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
LATROBE 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
LODDON 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MACEDON RANGES 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MANNINGHAM 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MANSFIELD 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MAROONDAH 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MELTON 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MILDURA 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MITCHELL 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOIRA 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOORABOOL 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOUNT ALEXANDER 05/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MOYNE 10/12/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
MURRINDINDI 12/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
NILLUMBIK 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - NORTH 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - SOUTH 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 10/12/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
STRATHBOGIE 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
SURF COAST 26/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
SWAN HILL 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
TOWONG 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WARRNAMBOOL 10/12/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WELLINGTON 10/09/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST 05/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST 05/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH 22/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH 26/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WHITTLESEA 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WODONGA 29/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
WYNDHAM 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
YARRA RANGES 19/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH 15/10/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH 05/11/2018 01/05/2019 PDF Icon

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