Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and CFA prepare a three-year joint fuel management program to set out where and when bushfire risk reduction activities will take place.

The Joint Fuel Management Program (JFMP) is reviewed and updated each year with the latest local knowledge, fire ecology, fuel hazard and other local information.

We welcome and encourage you to talk to us about the timing and scheduling of activities in your area.

Get involved

  • by suggesting planned burns or changes to proposed burns
  • by giving feedback about strategic fuel breaks, slashing, mowing and other vegetation management activities
  • by having your say on managing bushfire risk in your area while we develop our program
  • by sharing any feedback, comments or questions once the program has been released.

Have your say

  • talk to us at a local community information session
  • visit the JFMP where you can find plans and maps for your region, and ways to get involved in the development of the program
  • talk to a member of staff at your local FFMVic, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) or Parks Victoria
  • call the DEECA Customer Contact Centre on 136 186.

Year-round planning

While we have a year-round approach to talking with stakeholders and communities about bushfire risk reduction planning, the JFMP is updated in October each year.

We provide a detailed regional program and explain the projected residual risk reduction and ecological outcomes over the coming three years if the fuel management program is fully delivered.

The JFMP is available online and you can view or comment on the program at any time.

View planned burns across Victoria

Planned Burns Victoria is an opt-in system that you can customise to receive notification of planned burns in your area. This system notifies you when a planned burn in a park, forest or on private land is shortlisted to be ignited in the coming days, and when it’s being ignited.

Page last updated: 10/01/23