You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Firewood collection areas close

News

Firewood collection areas close

Friday 4 October, 2013

Parks Victoria advises that designated firewood collection areas between Mildura and Swan Hill were closed today, ahead of the official end of the Spring domestic firewood collection season.

North West District Manager Dale Antonysen said, “Parks Victoria has closed collection areas near Mildura and Robinvale because the planned supply of firewood has been depleted.”

Firewood may only be collected from open designated firewood collection areas, and limits apply to how much can be collected. The Spring domestic firewood collection season closes on 30 November.

Parks Victoria rangers and DEPI officers will continue surveillance and patrols of the closed areas and other  forests, parks and reserves to ensure public safety and that people are complying with regulations.

“Parks Victoria and DEPI are taking a zero tolerance approach to people who break the law on firewood collection. Typical on the spot fines are around $577. Offences that go to court may be liable for fines up to $7218, one year imprisonment or both,” he said.


Media enquiries

Katie Perry


Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Parks Victoria opens popular visitor sites in the Otways

Friday 12 February, 2016
Parks Victoria has reopened a number of key visitor sites and walking tracks in the Great Otway National Park following…

An inside look at the Wye River fire

Friday 12 February, 2016
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in emergency management and fire operations? Will Cox and Brooke Bailey…

Have your say on the future of Victoria’s River Red Gum parks and reserves

Friday 12 February, 2016
Parks Victoria, with the community, is developing a management plan for Victoria’s River Red Gum parks and reserves. Nine new…

Sea Search volunteers build marine knowledge

Thursday 11 February, 2016
The intertidal platforms and rockpools of Point Addis Marine National Park have come alive with human activity, as last week…

Conservation Kirby

Thursday 11 February, 2016
Over the January school holidays, Gippsland Grammar student Kirby Davidson completed work experience as a Parks Victoria ranger at the…

Motorised TrailRider donated to Grampians

Tuesday 9 February, 2016
People with disabilities or mobility restrictions can now access new experiences in the Grampians National Park, thanks to the generous…

View all media releases