When you can collect firewood

Firewood can be collected from:

  • 1 March to 30 June (Autumn season) - Autumn season has now closed.
  • 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.

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: 01/07/21