Our new approach to bushfire fuel management is about doing more to reduce bushfire risk, and being more effective in how we do it. We reduce bushfire risk by reducing fuel loads – the shrubs, bark and leaf litter that fuel bushfires – through planned burning and other activities, like slashing, mowing and creating fuel breaks.

The map and list below show planned burns in parks and forests for the next 10 days. Please note, burn timing may change without notice, for weather or other reasons.

You can also sign up to the Planned burning notification system to receive automated SMS and email notifications about planned burns on public land when they are close to being carried out.

The statewide outlook states the burning conditions and likely burning activity for the next seven days.

Statewide outlook

To select the information you want to see, click on the icon next to the location search on the map.

'Safe' burns don't appear on the map until you select them.

Need help using the map? Planned Burns Map User Guide (DOCX, 145.3 KB)

What do the burn statuses mean?

Burn status Activities What you should consider
Within 10 days
Planned burn being considered for ignition in next 10 days.
Weather conditions and fuel moisture levels are being monitored and safety checks carried out.
Are you planning any activities in the area of a burn or nearby? The status of a burn can change quickly. Be prepared to change your plans.
Use the map above to stay informed about when a burn may be ignited.
Read the smoke information. Think about how smoke from a burn may affect you and what precautions to take to reduce exposure.
Visit this page regularly for further updates, sign up to the Planned Burning Notification System to receive automatic alerts or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.
Next 24 hrsPlanned burn may begin at any time within the next 24 hours, if weather and other conditions are suitable.
Final site and crew preparations are being carried out.
Note - a burn may return to the previous status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.
Are you planning any activities in the area of a burn or nearby? The status of a burn can change quickly. Be prepared to change your plans if they could be affected by the burn.
Check for information about burns that are about to be ignited.
Think about how smoke from a burn may affect you and precautions to take to reduce exposure.
Visit this page regularly for further updates, sign up to the Planned Burn Notification System to receive automatic alerts or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.
In progress Crews are lighting the burn - flames and smoke may be visible.  This process might take anywhere between a  few hours for small burns or occur across multiple days for larger burns.
The burn may produce heavy smoke or smoke may travel long distances. Smoke may settle in valleys and other low-lying areas.
The burn may produce embers that cause short distance spotting.
Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.
Note - a burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.
For safety, access to the burn area is restricted on the day of the burn and as required following.
Obey all directions including from crews, road signs and other traffic controls in place for the burn.
Road closures may be in place and smoke may reduce visibility on nearby roads.
If you or someone you care for has a pre-existing lung or heart condition, avoid physical activity during smoky conditions, Remain inside if possible and keep windows closed.
If you have a heart or lung condition (other than asthma), follow advice from your doctor.  If you have asthma, follow your personal asthma plan.
Anyone experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24.
PatrolVegetation is continuing to burn within the burn area.
Flames and smoke may be visible.
Heavy smoke may occur in some areas. Smoke can also travel long distances and may settle in valleys and other low-lying areas.
Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.
Once a burn has been carried out, crews will patrol the edge of the burn regularly and deal with hazardous trees that may pose a risk to public safety.
Some areas of vegetation may smoulder for weeks or months until suitable rain extinguishes all smouldering material.
The burn may return to 'In progress' again at a later date if crews need to carry out further work within the burn area.
For your safety, access to the burn area may be restricted following the burn.
Obey all directions including from crews, road signs and any other traffic controls in place for the burn.
Road closures may be in place and smoke may reduce visibility on nearby roads.
If you or someone you care for has a pre-existing lung or heart condition, avoid physical activity during smoky conditions, Remain inside if possible and keep windows closed.
If you have a heart or lung condition (other than asthma), follow advice from your doctor.  If you have asthma, follow your personal asthma plan.
Anyone experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24.
SafeNo material is burning within the burn area and no smoke should be produced.
Crews are no longer patrolling the burn.
The burn may return to 'In progress' again at a later date if crews need to return and carry out further work within the burn area.
 
Burn boundary
The boundary shows the entire planned burn but sometimes a burn is completed in stages.