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                   28 October 20191 May 2020
Benalla Rural City 28 October 2019 1 May 2020
Indigo Shire    28 October 20191 May 2020
Mansfield Shire 28 October 20191 May 2020
Mitchell Shire 11 November 20191 May 2020
Murrindindi Shire 11 November 20191 May 2020
Strathbogie Shire28 October 20191 May 2020
Towong Shire 28 October 20191 May 2020
Wangaratta Rural City 28 October 20191 May 2020
Wodonga City 28 October 20191 May 2020

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 28 October 20191 May 2020

Prohibited period in Alpine Resorts

Alpine resort Prohibited period starts Prohibited period ends
Falls Creek28 October 20191 May 2020
Mt Buller 28 October 20191 May 2020
Mt Hotham 28 October 20191 May 2020

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: 08/11/19