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                   5 November 20181 May 2019
Benalla Rural City 26 November 2018 1 May 2019
Indigo Shire    5 November 20181 May 2019
Mansfield Shire 26 November 20181 May 2019
Mitchell Shire 19 November 20181 May 2019
Murrindindi Shire 19 November 20181 May 2019
Strathbogie Shire26 November 20181 May 2019
Towong Shire 5 November 20181 May 2019
Wangaratta Rural City 5 November 20181 May 2019
Wodonga City 5 November 20181 May 2019

Prohibited period in Gippsland

Municipality Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Baw Baw Shire 19 November 20181 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire 10 September 2018 1 May 2019
Latrobe City 19 November 20181 May 2019
Wellington Shire           10 September 2018        1 May 2019

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls Creek5 November 20181 May 2019
Mt Buller 26 November 20181 May 2019
Mt Hotham 5 November 20181 May 2019

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: 28/11/2018