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

During seasonal prohibited periods, fire restrictions under the Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations (2014) are in force over private land within 1.5 kilometres of public land in certain parts of the municipalities listed in the three tables below:

Prohibited period in Hume

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Alpine Shire 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Benalla Rural City 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Indigo Shire 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Mansfield Shire 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Mitchell Shire 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Murrindindi Shire 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Strathbogie Shire 5 December 2016 18 April 2017
Towong Shire 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Wangaratta Rural City 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Wodonga City 12 December 2016 18 April 2017

Prohibited period in Gippsland

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire 19 December 2016 10 April 2017
East Gippsland Shire 19 December 2016 10 April 2017
Latrobe City 19 December 2016 10 April 2017
Wellington Shire 19 December 2016 10 April 2017

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls Creek 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Mt Buller 12 December 2016 18 April 2017
Mt Hotham 12 December 2016 18 April 2017

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 the location of your planned fire or activity falls within these regulations, contact us for more information.