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                   13 December 2021 21 March 2022
Benalla Rural City 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Indigo Shire    13 December 2021 21 March 2022
Mansfield Shire 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Mitchell Shire 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Murrindindi Shire 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Strathbogie Shire 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Towong Shire 13 December 2021 21 March 2022
Wangaratta Rural City 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Wodonga City 13 December 2021 21 March 2022

Prohibited period in Gippsland

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire 10 January 2022 28 March 2022
East Gippsland Shire   
Latrobe City 10 January 2022 28 March 2022
Wellington Shire 10 January 2022 28 March 2022

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls Creek 13 December 2021 21 March 2022
Mt Buller 13 December 2021 28 March 2022
Mt Hotham 13 December 2021 21 March 2022

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: 05/04/22