Being coronavirus safe

If you need to collect firewood, make sure you follow physical distancing requirements by staying at least 1.5 metres away from anyone else while collecting. View the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

When you can collect firewood

Firewood can be collected from:

  • 1 March to 30 June (Autumn season)
  • 1 September to 30 November (Spring season)

Firewood cannot be collected outside these times to minimise risks to people, the environment and infrastructure during winter and periods of highest fire hazard.

If there is a high fire danger risk, the firewood collection season may be shortened to reduce risk. Do not enter the forest on days of Code Red Fire Danger rating.

Some firewood collection areas may close at short notice due to a planned burning activity. New firewood collection areas may also open throughout the season.

Where you can collect firewood

Click the button below to view where you can collect firewood in your area and any information that might be exclusive to your region.

Where to collect firewood?

Please view the Regional State Forest maps to identify firewood collection areas in your region. Here you can download and print an updated map of where firewood can be collected in your area. Please be aware of information that may be specific to your region.

Firewood regulations

There are serious penalties for failing to follow firewood collection rules.

FFMVic works with the Conservation Regulator to regularly patrol state forests and make sure people are adhering to the firewood collection rules.

Official signs make these areas easy to identify.

Read about what you can and can’t collect and the penalties on the new Conservation Regulator website, or click the button below.

Rules for collecting firewood

Page last updated: 12/05/21