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Page last updated: 15 Apr 2016 1.54 pm 

Planned burning

Planned burning is carried out by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Forest Fire Management and Parks Victoria, with the help of the CFA, to reduce bushfire risk to communities, property and the environment.

As burns are weather dependent and plans can change at short notice, visit the DELWP website to view a map of burns scheduled in parks and forests for the next 10 days. You can also sign up to receive automated SMS and email notifications about planned burns when they are close to being carried out via the Planned Burning Notification System (PBNS).

Map of current and upcoming planned burns

Parks affected by planned burns

Any closures to tracks or other changed conditions resulting from planned burning will be noted on the individual park pages under "Change to Conditions"

General fire information

Stay Informed

  • Via
  • 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.
  • For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the FireReady App.
  • 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: 15 Apr 2016 1.54 pm