The Program

The Joint Fuel Management Program is a state-wide​ program that manages fuel on public and private land over the next three years. The program integrates a risk-focused bushfire management approach. Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) commits to work as one sector by sharing resources, vehicles, and other equipment. The program is a significant step in implementing the Safer Together program.

FFMVic and CFA staff have developed the program in consultation with local councils, wineries, tourism industry, beekeepers, flora and fauna specialists, and knowledge from local communities including Traditional Owners, key stakeholders and any other parties who registered their interest.

FFMVic has delivered ~1,500km of Strategic Fuel Breaks across Victoria over the last few years, and is now funded ~$900,0000 annually to maintain these breaks. Maintenance of Strategic fuel breaks are included in this JFMP as routine non-burn fuel treatments, such as slashing and mowing treatments.

Traditional Owners have nominated and will carry out all Cultural burns, with support from FFMVic and CFA. Approximately 88 Cultural burns are identified for 2023-2024.

The Joint Fuel Management Program (JFMP) is updated each year with the latest information and built on the latest long term Bushfire Management Strategies and

More information on CFA planned burns.

Why we burn

Burns are required for various reasons across both private and public land, including:

  • Reducing bushfire risk
  • Flora and fauna ecological requirement
  • Regeneration
  • Land management
  • Agricultural purposes

Maps and plans

Each region has provided maps and plans below that explain how long term strategic planning is guiding the development of the program. Each map and plan show projected residual risk reduction and ecological outcomes over the next three years.

For details of fire operations activities in each DEECA or CFA district, including burn locations, use our interactive map or download the documents or pdf map below. All Joint Fuel Management Program maps cover 2023/24-2025/26.

The program is designed to be flexible, allowing the timing of proposed activities over the three-year period to change in response to weather and other conditions. This means activities such as burns may be carried out in a different year than indicated in the maps and plans. Fuel management activities include planned burns and mechanical works such as slashing, mowing and clearing works, creating and maintaining fuel breaks.

We welcome your comments all year round and we encourage you to have input into all parts of the strategic and operational planning process. Please contact your local DEECA office, Parks Victoria or CFA.

For information about public safety zones, visit closures of parks and forests.

Program amendments

On occasion, it is necessary to modify activities including changing burns, rescheduling burns, or removing or adding new burns to the Joint Fuel Management Program.

JFMP Amendments 2023-24 as of 15 March 2024 (DOCX, 155.7 KB)

Amendments will not be added to or removed from the files and pdf maps available for download below.

Interactive map

See CFA and FFMVic planned burns and other fuel management activities for 2023-2024 to 2025-2026.

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Use this cog image to select the information you want to see.

Not sure what region or district you're in CFA Districts/Regions OR DEECA District Regions, or contact our Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

New Live JFMP Map

We are transitioning to a new Live JFMP Map. The new live JFMP map will always show the latest approved burns and treatments (including recent amendments).

Zoom in to an area of interest, the map first shows the 3 Year Joint Fuel Management Program. With more information about mechanical treatments and fire management zoning displayed as you scroll down.

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New Live JFMP Map

Get notified

You can register on Planned Burns Victoria to receive notifications when burns in your selected areas are close to being carried out.

Download plans and maps

The table below shows the Joint Fuel Management Program across Victoria. Detailed maps are attached and provided in both CFA and DEECA district format.

(maps last updated on 2 November 2023)

DEECA RegionPlans and SchedulesMaps
STATE State Overview Map - A3 Size (PDF, 24.5 MB)
State Overview Map - Poster Size (PDF, 13.4 MB)
BARWON SOUTH WESTBarwon South West Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Barwon South West Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (DOCX, 2.3 MB)
Far South West Eastern map (PDF, 3.7 MB)
Far South West Western map (PDF, 18.7 MB)
Otway map (PDF, 20.7 MB)
District 04 map (PDF, 12.6 MB)
District 05 map (PDF, 30.9 MB)
District 06 map (PDF, 19.4 MB)
District 07 map (PDF, 13.7 MB)
GIPPSLANDGippsland Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Gippsland Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (DOCX, 2.0 MB)
Latrobe Northern map (PDF, 20.6 MB)
Latrobe Southern map (PDF, 17.5 MB)
Macalister Northern map (PDF, 3.6 MB)
Macalister Southern map (PDF, 25.7 MB)
Snowy map (PDF, 11.1 MB)
Tambo Northern map (PDF, 11.3 MB)
Tambo Southern map (PDF, 15.2 MB)

District 09 map (PDF, 28.2 MB)
District 10 map (PDF, 30.4 MB)
District 11 Eastern map (PDF, 10.5 MB)
District 11 Western map (PDF, 16.7 MB)
District 27 map (PDF, 16.9 MB)
GRAMPIANSGrampians Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Grampians Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (DOCX, 1.2 MB)
Midlands Eastern map (PDF, 15.5 MB)
Midlands Western map (PDF, 17.7 MB)
Wimmera Eastern map (PDF, 23.7 MB)
Wimmera Western map (PDF, 15.2 MB)

District 15 map (PDF, 20.4 MB)
District 16 map (PDF, 20.5 MB)
District 17 Northern map (PDF, 8.6 MB)
District 17 Southern map (PDF, 16.3 MB)
HUMEHume Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Hume Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (DOCX, 1.2 MB)
Goulburn Lower map (PDF, 11.3 MB)
Goulburn Upper map (PDF, 23.0 MB)
Murrindindi map (PDF, 20.7 MB)
Ovens map (PDF, 23.0 MB)
Upper Murray map (PDF, 19.4 MB)

District 12 map (PDF, 24.7 MB)
District 22 map (PDF, 11.6 MB)
District 23 map (PDF, 28.2 MB)
District 24 map (PDF, 30.5 MB)
LODDON MALLEE Loddon Mallee Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Loddon Mallee Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (DOCX, 1.6 MB)
Mallee Eastern map (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Mallee Western map (PDF, 10.3 MB)
Murray Goldfields Eastern map (PDF, 24.6 MB)
Murray Goldfields Western map (PDF, 18.1 MB)

District 02 map (PDF, 21.6 MB)
District 18 Eastern map (PDF, 9.9 MB)
District 18 Western map (PDF, 7.4 MB)
District 20 map (PDF, 12.8 MB)
GREATER MELBOURNEGreater Melbourne Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (PDF, 885.2 KB)
Greater Melbourne Joint Fuel Management Program 2023-24 (DOCX, 501.4 KB)
Metropolitan map (PDF, 3.7 MB)
Yarra map (PDF, 13.0 MB)

District 08 map (PDF, 8.5 MB)
District 13 map (PDF, 17.3 MB)
District 14 map (PDF, 14.7 MB)

Page last updated: 10/04/24