The Fire Danger Period declaration is determined by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the dates vary each year dependant on the grass curing rate of each municipal district.
Burning off during the declared Fire Danger Period or on a day of Total Fire Ban is restricted under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 and the Fire Rescue Victoria Act 1958. Individuals intending to burn off during the declared Fire Danger Period will need to apply for a permit via Fire Permits Victoria.
For more information go to Fire Permits Victoria or contact CFA District 9 Headquarters on (03)5624 1900.
To report any instances of burning off during the declared Fire Danger Period, please call Triple Zero (000) and the CFA will respond. Council does not attend burn-offs during this period.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) enforces fire restrictions during seasonal prohibited periods under the Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations 2014 over private land within 1.5 kilometres of public land in Baw Baw Shire. For more information go to DELWP fire restriction dates.
The DELWP restriction period dates generally coincide with those of the CFA's seasonal restrictions on burning off.