Planned burning involves lighting fires under carefully managed conditions. It aims to reduce the impacts of damaging bushfires on communities, property and the natural environment. Fuel hazards are also reduced by mowing, slashing and clearing, to make and maintain fuel breaks.
The Planned Burning Notification System (PBNS) is an opt-in system that allows users to register to receive automated SMS and email notifications about planned burns on public land. Find out more and register.
After the fire
When an area has been affected by fires the reasons for closure may include:
- hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber
- damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities
- unstable soils and/or stream crossings
- presence of hazardous materials or substances.
Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities rebuilt, they are reopened to the public.
The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Please check individual park pages for closure information.
For information about current fires always refer directly to www.emergency.vic.gov.au