People who rely on firewood as their sole source of heating and cooking are strongly encouraged to plan their firewood needs early, ensure they are using firewood in the most efficient way possible and explore all energy options.
When you can collect firewood
Firewood can be collected from:
- 1 March to 30 June (Autumn season)
- 1 September to 30 November (Spring season is now open)
Firewood cannot be collected outside these times.
Where you can collect firewood
Firewood for personal use can be collected from designated collection areas during the autumn and spring collection period.
- The rules for firewood collection are contained in the Forests (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2022 and Crown Land (Reserves) (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2022.
- You can find the current regulations at:
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.
Page last updated: 31/08/23