Autumn firewood season – Barmah Island
Tuesday 26 February, 2019
Domestic firewood on public land is a limited resource that needs to be carefully managed. Future collection from Parks Victoria managed land will be subject to access and supply.
Following community consultation along the Murray River access to firewood at Barmah Island will be targeted to locals. Those eligible to collect firewood are:
- Residents from the postcode 3639 (Barmah, Lower Moira, Picola, Picola West)
- Residents of the Moira and Campaspe shires with a current concession card (Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veterans Affairs Gold Card)
- Persons who are, or are eligible to be, members of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.
To sustainably manage future firewood supply, Parks Victoria will assess the remaining supply of firewood at Barmah Island two weeks into the autumn season. If supply levels allow, access to firewood may be extended to other residents of the Moira and Campaspe Shires.
Alternative sources of firewood include unrestricted public firewood collection areas across Victoria or commercial suppliers.
Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria District Manager, Rachel Murphy
“Parks Victoria rangers will patrol forests, parks and reserves during the firewood collection season.”
“We encourage people who need firewood to consider other designated collection areas or to purchase firewood from a commercial supplier.”
“If you suspect anyone of illegal firewood activities please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.”
Future firewood collection from Barmah Island will be subject to access and supply.
For information about firewood collection, including collection areas and regulations, visit www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood
Media enquiriesLiz McKenzie
0436 669 524
Parks Victoria media centre