Total Fire Bans and Ratings

State government restrictions are in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This may affect how you follow CFA's fire safety advice. You can find up to date advice on Your Bushfire Safety Plan and COVID-19 or on the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Fire Danger Ratings are forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology during the Fire Danger Period, usually between the months of October to April the following year.

The Fire Danger Period is when CFA restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent fires from starting.

Find out what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period - select Fire Danger Period on the page.

Total Fire Bans are declared by the CFA's Chief Officer on days of heightened fire danger. Find out what you can and can't do on days of Total Fire Ban - select Total Fire Ban on the page.

Outside of the Fire Danger Period the Fire Danger Rating is considered to be Low-Moderate.