Check this page regularly during spring, summer and autumn for new restrictions or variations. Notices are also published in local newspapers.

During seasonal prohibited periods, fire restrictions under the Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations (2014) are in force over private land within 1.5 kilometres of public land in certain parts of the municipalities listed in the three tables below:

Prohibited period in Hume

MunicipalityProhibited period startsProhibited period ends
Alpine Shire12 December 20161 May 2017
Benalla Rural City12 December 20161 May 2017
Indigo Shire12 December 20161 May 2017
Mansfield Shire12 December 20161 May 2017
Mitchell Shire12 December 20161 May 2017
Murrindindi Shire12 December 20161 May 2017
Strathbogie Shire5 December 20161 May 2017
Towong Shire12 December 20161 May 2017
Wangaratta Rural City12 December 20161 May 2017
Wodonga City12 December 20161 May 2017

Prohibited period in Gippsland

MunicipalityProhibited period startsProhibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire19 December 20161 May 2017
East Gippsland Shire19 December 20161 May 2017
Latrobe City19 December 20161 May 2017
Wellington Shire19 December 20161 May 2017

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resortProhibited period startsProhibited period ends
Falls Creek12 December 20161 May 2017
Mt Buller12 December 20161 May 2017
Mt Hotham12 December 20161 May 2017

The above dates generally coincide with those of the CFA's Fire Danger Period, but may vary depending on bushfire risk in a given fire season.

In Victoria's state forests, national parks and protected public lands, the Prohibited period applies all year.

If you are unsure if the location of your planned fire or activity falls within these regulations, contact us for more information.