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                   30 November 20201 May 2021
Benalla Rural City 30 November 2020 1 May 2021
Indigo Shire    30 November 20201 May 2021
Mansfield Shire 7 December 20201 May 2021
Mitchell Shire 7 December 20201 May 2021
Murrindindi Shire 7 December 20201 May 2021
Strathbogie Shire23 November 20201 May 2021
Towong Shire 30 November 20201 May 2021
Wangaratta Rural City 30 November 20201 May 2021
Wodonga City 30 November 20201 May 2021

Prohibited period in Gippsland

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire 14 December 20201 May 2021
East Gippsland Shire 14 December 20201 May 2021
Latrobe City 14 December 20201 May 2021
Wellington Shire 14 December 20201 May 2021

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls Creek30 November 20201 May 2021
Mt Buller 7 December 20201 May 2021
Mt Hotham 30 November 20201 May 2021

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: 11/12/20