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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 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
ARARAT - NORTH 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
ARARAT - SOUTH No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
BALLARAT No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
BANYULE 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
BASS COAST No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
BAW BAW No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
BENALLA 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
BULOKE - NORTH 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
BULOKE - SOUTH 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
CAMPASPE 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
CARDINIA No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
CASEY No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
COLAC OTWAY No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
CORANGAMITE No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
EAST GIPPSLAND No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
FRANKSTON No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
FRENCH ISLAND No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
GANNAWARRA 19/10/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
GLENELG 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
GOLDEN PLAINS No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
GREATER BENDIGO 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
GREATER DANDENONG No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
GREATER GEELONG No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
GREATER SHEPPARTON 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
HEPBURN No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - NORTH 16/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - SOUTH 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
HORSHAM - NORTH 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
HORSHAM - SOUTH 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
HUME 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
INDIGO 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
KINGSTON No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
KNOX No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
LATROBE No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
LODDON 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MACEDON RANGES 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MANNINGHAM No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
MANSFIELD 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MAROONDAH No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
MELTON 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MILDURA 19/10/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MITCHELL 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MOIRA 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MOORABOOL No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
MORNINGTON PENINSULA No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
MOUNT ALEXANDER 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
MOYNE No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
MURRINDINDI 07/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
NILLUMBIK 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - NORTH 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - SOUTH No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
SOUTH GIPPSLAND No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS CENTRAL 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS NORTH 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SOUTH No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
STRATHBOGIE 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
SURF COAST No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
SWAN HILL 19/10/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
TOWONG 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WARRNAMBOOL No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
WELLINGTON No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WHITTLESEA 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WODONGA 30/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
WYNDHAM 14/12/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
YARRA RANGES No restrictions in force yet - check back for updates PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL 16/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH 19/10/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH 23/11/2020 01/05/2021 PDF Icon

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