A brochure that details what you can and can’t do during declared Fire Danger Periods, and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in the open air are legally restricted.
CFA declares Fire Danger Periods municipality by municipality at the onset of warmer weather. These restrictions are in place until 1 May unless revoked or varied. In State forests, National, State and Regional Parks and on protected public land, fire restrictions are in force all year round. Contact local DSE and Parks Victoria offices for advice on fire restrictions for these areas.
Total Fire Bans are declared by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and be difficult to control. The penalties for lighting fires illegally during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban Days include large fines and possible imprisonment.