Autumn firewood season – Mildura and Robinvale
Friday 23 February, 2018
The Autumn Firewood Collection Season for 2018 starts across Victoria on Thursday 1 March and closes on 30 June.
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.
Access to the firewood collection area in Mildura has been affected by flooding, there will be no firewood collection from Parks Victoria managed land at Mildura this autumn.
Access to firewood in Robinvale will only be available to residents of the Mildura Rural City and Swan Hill Rural City.
Alternative sources of firewood include unrestricted public firewood collection areas across Victoria or commercial suppliers.
Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria District Manager, Ian Curwood
“Parks Victoria rangers will patrol firewood collection areas and may ask collectors to prove their address when collecting firewood.”
“Parks Victoria rangers will patrol forests, parks and reserves during the firewood collection season to make sure people abide by collection rules and closures.”
Future firewood collection from Mildura and Robinvale 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