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 is funded to deliver 1,447km of Strategic Fuel Breaks across Victoria by July 2023. This JFMP includes the creation of new and expanded breaks, and renewal of existing breaks.
Traditional Owners have nominated and will carry out all Cultural burns, with support from FFMVic and CFA. Approximately 86 Cultural burns are identified for 2022-2023.
The Joint Fuel Management Program (JFMP) is updated each year with the latest information and built on the latest long term Bushfire Management Strategies.
Why we burn
Burns are required for various reasons across both private and public land, including:
- Reducing bushfire risk
- Flora and fauna ecological requirement
- 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 DELWP 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 2022/23-2024/25.
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 DELWP office, Parks Victoria or CFA.
For information about public safety zones, visit closures of parks and forests.
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 will not be added to, or removed from the files and maps below.
See CFA and FFMVic planned burns and other fuel management activities for 2022-2023 to 2024-2025.
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 DELWP district format.
(maps last updated on 3 December 2022)
Page last updated: 15/12/22