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 (north-eastern Victoria)

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Alpine Shire                   27 November 20171 May 2018
Benalla Rural City 20 November 2017 1 May 2018
Indigo Shire    27 November 20171 May 2018
Mansfield Shire 20 November 20171 May 2018
Mitchell Shire 20 November 20171 May 2018
Murrindindi Shire 20 November 20171 May 2018
Strathbogie Shire20 November 20171 May 2018
Towong Shire 27 November 20171 May 2018
Wangaratta Rural City 20 November 20171 May 2018
Wodonga City 27 November 20171 May 2018

Prohibited period in Gippsland

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire  Please monitor this page regularly 
East Gippsland Shire 16 October 2017 1 May 2018
Latrobe City  Please monitor this page regularly 
Wellington Shire 16 October 2017 1 May 2018

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls Creek27 November 20171 May 2018
Mt Buller 20 November 20171 May 2018
Mt Hotham 27 November 20171 May 2018

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.