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.
Tuesday 16 June, 2015
Parks across the Southern Peninsula are offering free winter school holiday activities this June and July. The Junior Ranger program…
Friday 12 June, 2015
To celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June, students from Reservoir West Primary School and Preston Primary School have been…
Friday 5 June, 2015
Today is Dr Bill Jackson’s last day after stepping down as Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive. “I am immensely proud of…
Friday 5 June, 2015
A team of researchers from Deakin University has been recognised on World Environment Day for their outstanding research investigating the…
Thursday 4 June, 2015
Parks Victoria is advising that a mine shaft within the State Coal Mine Historic and Cultural Features Reserve in Wonthaggi…
Wednesday 27 May, 2015
Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) staff spoke to more than 400 people collecting…