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Updated: 26 Sep 2014 2.34 pm
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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

The portion of Errinundra National Park to the West of Gunmark Road and South of Errinundra Road is closed, aside from the following exceptions:

  • BA Road (west of Big River Rd)
  • Big River Road
  • Mt Ellery walking track
  • Errinundra Old Growth Forest walk.

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. Bonang Road, that passes throught the reserve, is open.

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

Most of Snowy River National Park is closed including all internal roads and tracks, aside from the following exceptions:

  • McKillops Bridge day visit area
  • McKillops Bridge camping area
  • Little River Falls day visit sites
  • Little River Gorge visitor site and lookout
  • Little River Junction track and associated camping site
  • Balley Hooley visitor site
  • Balley Hooley Road
  • Old Basin Road
  • Water-based use of the Snowy River through the park, downstream of McKillops Bridge
  • Tulloch Ard Road
  • Ash Saddle Walk
  • Fork Track, South Fork Track and Tulloch Ard Lookout Walk
  • Museum Spur Track
  • Snowy Divide Track
  • Jacksons Crossing track for access to the Snowy River from the west (the Eastern side of the park atthis point remains closed)
  • Yalmy Road
  • Pinnak Road
  • Moorsford Road
  • Raymond Creek Falls day visit area including walking track to top of the falls
  • Garnetts Track
  • The portion of Snowy River National Park west of Snowy River and north of Betts Creek Track
  • The portion of Snowy River National Park west of Snowy River and south of Basin Creek

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: 26 Sep 2014 2.34 pm