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The Joint Fuel Management Program is the state-wide​ program of works to manage fuel on public and private land. It is a significant step in implementing the Safer Together program, working towards an integrated and risk focused bushfire management approach. It demonstrates the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Forest Fire Management Victoria's (FFMVic) commitment to working as one sector, planning and delivering fuel management activities across public and private land.

The Joint Fuel Management Program outlines where both Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) intend to carry out fire management operations on Victoria's public and private land over the next three years. These are done to reduce bushfire risk and to maintain the health of native plants that rely on fire to survive. They include planned burning, slashing, mowing and clearing works, creating and maintaining fuel breaks and carrying out maintenance on fire infrastructure (like fire dams and lookout towers).

Working with the Country Fire Authority (CFA)

Delivering on Victorian Government’s Safer Together Policy, FFMVic and CFA are working together to plan and deliver a fuel management program on public and private land. This forms the basis for the Joint Fuel Management Program.

Greater sharing of resources, vehicles and other equipment, with CFA local brigade involvement on public land burns, and FFMVic involved beyond public land boundaries.

More information on CFA planned burns.

Why we burn

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

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

Burns are required for many reasons across both private and public land, including reducing bushfire risk, flora and fauna ecological requirements, regeneration, cultural, land management and agricultural purposes.

2019/20–2021/22 Joint Fuel Management Program and maps

Each region has provided a plan below to explain how long term - strategic planning has guided development of the Joint Fuel Management Program. They also show the projected residual risk reduction and ecological outcomes of the program over the coming three years.

For details of fire operations activities in each DELWP or CFA district, including burn areas and locations, use our interactive map or download the documents or map below.

The Joint Fuel Management 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 plan.

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 DELWP, Parks Victoria or CFA office.

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

Amendments to the approved plans

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.

Amendments since the Joint Fuel Management Program was approved, will not be added to, or removed from the files and maps below.

Interactive map

See CFA and FFMVic planned burns and other fuel management activities for 2019-20 to 2021-22.

2019-20 JFMP Interactive Map legend with CFA districts

To select the information you want to see, click on the cog image in the top left hand corner of the map. For map help see our quick guide (DOC, 41.5 KB).

Not sure what region or district you're in CFA Districts/Regions PDF OR DELWP District Regions PDF (PDF, 348.9 KB), or contact our Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Download plans and maps (as of 08 October 2019)

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

DELWP Region Plans and SchedulesMaps
STATEState Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 740.7 KB) 
BARWON SOUTH WEST Barwon South West Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 883.9 KB)
Barwon South West plan (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Barwon South West plan (DOCX, 1.6 MB)
Far South West Eastern (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Far South West Western (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Otway (PDF, 2.1 MB)
District 04 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
District 05 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
District 06 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
District 07 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
GIPPSLANDGippsland Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 855.5 KB)
Gippsland plan (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Gippsland plan (DOCX, 1.7 MB)
Note: The Gippsland plan will need revision following the extent of the bushfires this year.
Latrobe Northern (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Latrobe Southern (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Macalister Northern (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Macalister Southern (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Snowy (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Tambo Northern (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Tambo Southern (PDF, 2.1 MB)

District 09 (PDF, 3.1 MB)
District 10 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
District 11 Eastern (PDF, 1.9 MB)
District 11 Western (PDF, 2.4 MB)
District 27 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
GRAMPIANSGrampians Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 862.1 KB)
Grampians plan (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Grampians plan (DOCX, 15.5 MB)
Midlands Eastern (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Midlands Western (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Wimmera Eastern (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Wimmera Western (PDF, 1.9 MB)

District 15 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
District 16 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
District 17 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
HUMEHume Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 796.1 KB)
Hume plan (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Hume plan (DOCX, 1.7 MB)
Note: The Hume plan will need revision following the extent of the bushfires this year.
Goulburn Lower (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Goulburn Upper (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Murrindindi (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Ovens (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Upper Murray (PDF, 2.2 MB)

District 12 (PDF, 2.6 MB)
District 22 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
District 23 (PDF, 2.8 MB)
District 24 (PDF, 3.1 MB)
LODDON MALLEE Loddon Mallee Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Loddon Mallee plan (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Loddon Mallee plan (DOCX, 1.9 MB)
Mallee Eastern (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Mallee Western (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Murray Goldfields Eastern (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Murray Goldfields Western (PDF, 1.7 MB)

District 02 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
District 18 Eastern (PDF, 1.5 MB)
District 18 Western (PDF, 1.3 MB)
District 20 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
GREATER MELBOURNE Greater Melbourne Summary for 2019-2020 (Year 1) (PDF, 764.3 KB)
Greater Melbourne plan (PDF, 2.0 MB)
Greater Melbourne plan (DOCX, 1.6 MB)
Metropolitan (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Yarra (PDF, 1.8 MB)

District 08 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
District 13 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
District 14 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Page last updated: 13/10/20