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                   Check this page regularly 
Benalla Rural City Check this page regularly  
Indigo Shire    Check this page regularly 
Mansfield Shire Check this page regularly 
Mitchell Shire Check this page regularly 
Murrindindi Shire Check this page regularly 
Strathbogie ShireCheck this page regularly 
Towong Shire Check this page regularly 
Wangaratta Rural City Check this page regularly 
Wodonga City Check this page regularly 

Prohibited period in Gippsland

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire Check this page regularly 
East Gippsland Shire 23 September 2019 1 May 2020
Latrobe City Check this page regularly 
Wellington Shire Check this page regularly  

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls CreekCheck this page regularly 
Mt Buller Check this page regularly 
Mt Hotham Check this page regularly 

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: 13/09/19