Updated: 23 May 2014 10.32 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.
Parks currently affected by planned burns
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.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.
Page last updated: 23 May 2014 10.32 am