You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Spring domestic firewood collection season ends on 30 November

News

Spring domestic firewood collection season ends on 30 November

Friday 29 November, 2013

The Spring 2013 Firewood Collection Season will close across Victoria this weekend (Saturday 30/11/13).

Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Statewide Land and Fire Coordinator Rob Price said: "We want to remind people that, from the 1st of December 2013, all designated firewood collection areas will be closed over the Summer period and it will be illegal for people to collect firewood on public land until the start of the Autumn Firewood Collection Season.

"Some designated firewood collection areas may already be closed because the supply in that area has already been exhausted," Mr Price said.

"The public will be able to start collecting firewood again from designated firewood collection areas from the 1st of March 2014, pending suitable conditions enabling safe access to forests and parks."

DEPI and Parks Victoria staff will be patrolling parks, forests and reserves throughout summer to ensure people are doing the right thing.

Firewood collection is only permitted during designated times of the year and from designated firewood collection areas.

Typical on the spot fines are around $560. Offences that go to court may be liable for fines up to $7042, one year imprisonment or both.

For more information and updates visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/firewood or call the DEPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186.



Media enquiries

David Petty


Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Pier jumping victim’s summer safety warning

Friday 2 December, 2016
Nazim Erdem in conjunction with Parks Victoria and spinal cord injury organisations Independence Australia and Spire (a division of AQA…

From mites to mammoths: wildlife secrets discovered in far east Victoria

Friday 2 December, 2016
New species discoveries, incredibly diverse creatures and plants, and close encounters with humpback whales were just some of the highlights…

Fire prevention works begin in Melbourne’s outer suburbs

Wednesday 30 November, 2016
Work is underway on the seasonal program to reduce the risk of bushfires and grassfires across Melbourne’s outer suburbs to…

Vulnerable Regent Parrots reign supreme in hidden gem reserve

Wednesday 23 November, 2016
Recent discoveries of vulnerable and endangered bird species in unexpectedly high numbers in Victoria’s northwest Mallee region have astounded scientists,…

Fry's Hut restoration complete

Tuesday 22 November, 2016
A collaborative effort between Parks Victoria and the Victorian High Country Huts Association (VHCHA) to restore Fry’s Hut in the…

Have Your Say on Boating & Swimming Zones review in Port Phillip & Western Port

Tuesday 22 November, 2016
Parks Victoria is inviting the public to comment on proposed revisions to existing and planned boating and swimming zones in…

View all media releases