Check this page regularly during spring, summer and autumn for new restrictions, or variations to the end date. Notices are also published in local newspapers.

During seasonal prohibited periods, fire restrictions under the Forests Act 1958 and Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations 2014 are in force over private and other land within 1.5 kilometres of public land (state forest, national park and protected public land) in certain parts of the municipalities listed in the three tables below:

Prohibited period in Hume (north-eastern Victoria)

MUNICIPALITY

PROHIBITED PERIOD STARTS

PROHIBITED PERIOD ENDS

Alpine Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Benalla Rural City

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Indigo Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Mansfield Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Mitchell Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Murrindindi Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Strathbogie Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Towong Shire

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Wangaratta Rural City

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Wodonga City

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Prohibited period in Gippsland

MUNICIPALITY

PROHIBITED PERIOD STARTS

PROHIBITED PERIOD ENDS

Baw Baw Shire

18 December 2023

01 May 2024

East Gippsland Shire

09 October 2023

01 May 2024

Latrobe City

18 December 2023

01 May 2024

Wellington Shire

09 October 2023

01 May 2024

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

ALPINE RESORT

PROHIBITED PERIOD STARTS

PROHIBITED PERIOD ENDS

Falls Creek

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Mt Buller

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

Mt Hotham

27 November 2023

01 May 2024

The above dates generally coincide with those of the CFA's Fire Danger Period but may vary depending on bushfire risk in a given fire season.

In Victoria's state forests, national parks and protected public lands, the prohibited period applies all year.

If you are unsure if your location or your planned fire or activity are subject to these regulations, contact us for more information.

Page last updated: 18/12/23