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Updated: 20 Jun 2014 9.54 am
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Planned burning program

Planned burning is carried out by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Parks Victoria, with the help of the CFA, to reduce bushfire risk to communities, property and the environment.

Details of current and upcoming burns available here

 

Parks currently affected by fire

Broken-Boosey State Park

The section of Broken-Boosey State Park from Gordon Road to Wunghu is closed for public safety due to recent fire activity.

Errinundra National Park

Many areas of Errinundra National Park remain closed for public safety.

The following visitor sites, roads and tracks are now open:

  • Frosty Hollow camping area
  • Errinundra Rainforest boardwalk
  • Gunmark Road from Gap Road to Errinundra Road
  • Errinundra Valley Road to Combienbar Road
  • Cobon Road

View map and list of visitor sites, road and tracks here

Grampians National Park

There has been damage to the park due to fire. Sections of the park are now reopened to visitors.

For your safety, it is important that you do not enter closed areas until they have been assessed and reopened by Parks Victoria.

View map and list of visitor sites, walking tracks and roads that are currently open to the public. 

Martins Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

The entire reserve is closed until further notice due to fire damage. 

Numurkah Natural Features Reserve

The section of Numurkah Natural Features Reserve from Labaun Road to Kinnards Road is closed for public safety due to recent fire activity.

Snowy River National Park

Many areas of Snowy River National Park remain closed for public safety.

The following visitor sites, roads and tracks are now open:

  • Water-based use of the Snowy River through the park, downstream of McKillops Bridge
  • McKillops Bridge day visit area and camping area
  • Little River Falls day visit site
  • Little River Gorge visitor site and lookout
  • Little River Junction track and associated camping site
  • Bally Hooley visitor site
  • Bally Hooley Road
  • Old Basin Road
  • Tulloch Ard Road
  • Ash Saddle Walk
  • South Fork Track and Tulloch Ard Lookout Walk
  • Museum Spur Track
  • Snowy Divide Track

View map and list of visitor sites, road and tracks here

Tara Range Park

Many areas of Tara Range Park remain closed for public safety.

The area of the park west of Snowy River is now open including the following roads and tracks:

  • Tara Range Road
  • Stony Creek Fire Trail
  • Bete Belong Creek Track
  • Mottle Range Road
  • Monument Track

View map and list of visitor sites, road and tracks here


 

Always follow the link to the park page to read all the latest conditions 

For information about current fires always refer directly to www.emergency.vic.gov.au

Stay Informed:
  • Via www.cfa.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
  • Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  • Download the FireReady App or follow CFA on Twitter or Facebook.
  • Road closures: check VicRoads website.
  • Check weather conditions and your fire risk before leaving home as you may not have mobile phone reception across regional Victoria.
  • Check which parks and picnic areas are regularly closed when the forecast Fire Danger Rating is Severe, Extreme or Code Red.

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.


Page last updated: 20 Jun 2014 9.54 am