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)

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.

Maps of collection areas will be published on this website on 1 March (for autumn collection period) and 1 September (for spring collection period).

Find your local collection area

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, penalties and how to report illegal firewood collection on the Conservation Regulator website, or click the button below.

Rules for collecting firewood

Page last updated: 29/02/24