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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 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
ARARAT - NORTH 02/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
ARARAT - SOUTH 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BALLARAT 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BANYULE 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BASS COAST 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BAW BAW 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BENALLA 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BULOKE - NORTH 08/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
BULOKE - SOUTH 08/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
CAMPASPE 04/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
CARDINIA 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
CASEY 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 25/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
COLAC OTWAY 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
CORANGAMITE 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
EAST GIPPSLAND 23/09/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
FALLS CREEK ALPINE RESORT 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
FRANKSTON 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
FRENCH ISLAND 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GANNAWARRA 21/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GLENELG 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GOLDEN PLAINS 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GREATER BENDIGO 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GREATER DANDENONG 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GREATER GEELONG 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
GREATER SHEPPARTON 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
HEPBURN 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - NORTH 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
HINDMARSH - SOUTH 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
HORSHAM - NORTH 18/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
HORSHAM - SOUTH 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
HUME 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
INDIGO 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
KINGSTON 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
KNOX 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
LATROBE 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
LODDON 04/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MACEDON RANGES 25/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MANNINGHAM 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MANSFIELD 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MAROONDAH 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MELTON 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MILDURA 14/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MITCHELL 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOIRA 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOORABOOL 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOUNT ALEXANDER 18/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOUNT BULLER ALPINE RESORT 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOUNT HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOUNT STIRLING ALPINE RESORT 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MOYNE 23/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
MURRINDINDI 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
NILLUMBIK 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 18/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - NORTH 25/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
PYRENEES - SOUTH 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 23/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
STRATHBOGIE 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
SURF COAST 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
SWAN HILL 21/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
TOWONG 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - NORTH WEST 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WANGARATTA - SOUTH EAST 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WARRNAMBOOL 23/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WELLINGTON 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL EAST 18/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - CENTRAL WEST 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - NORTH 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WEST WIMMERA - SOUTH 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WHITTLESEA 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WODONGA 28/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
WYNDHAM 09/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
YARRA RANGES 16/12/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - CENTRAL 11/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - NORTH 14/10/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon
YARRIAMBIACK - SOUTH 18/11/2019 01/05/2020 PDF Icon

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