The Spring firewood collection season has now closed.

Firewood can no longer be collected from public land.

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.

Where you can collect firewood

Firewood can be collected for domestic use on public land at nominated collection areas during the autumn and spring collection period.

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: 30/11/22