Fire danger period and total fire ban days

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During the Fire Danger Period and on a Total Fire Ban days there are restrictions in place to protect the community, livestock and property.

The CFA declares Fire Danger Periods for each municipality during periods of increased fire risk. To check if the Fire Danger Period is in place go to the CFA website: Northern Country Fire District.

Total Fire Bans are declared by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and be difficult to control.

During this Fire Danger Periods, which usually last for several months, there are restrictions around open-air fires and activities that involve an open flame or may create a spark.

To find out what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban days refer to the CFA website: Can I or can’t I?

The maximum penalty for lighting an illegal fire is $34,646 or 2 years in gaol. This includes any campfires and burning off.

Report a fire

To report a fire during the Fire Danger Period or on a Total Fire Ban Day phone 000 (triple zero).

Contact us

For more information about fire prevention services please contact us on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]



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Please note that requests logged online after 5pm Friday December 21, 2018 may not be acted on until our offices re-open on Wednesday January 2, 2019. For urgent assistance please phone 5434 6000.  

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