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