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.
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.
See CFA and FFMVic planned burns and other fuel management activities for 2019-20 to 2021-22.
To select the information you want to see, click on the in the top left hand corner of the map. For map help see our quick guide (DOC, 41.5 KB).
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.
Page last updated: 13/10/20