Find out what you can and can't do during the declared Fire Danger Period, and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in the open air are legally restricted.
This guide gives you general information about what you can and can’t do during declared Fire Danger Periods and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in the open air are legally restricted.
CFA declares Fire Danger Periods by municipalities in the country area of Victoria during periods of increased fire risk. In state forests, national parks and on protected public land, fire restrictions are in force all year round. Contact the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) for advice on fire restrictions in these areas. Also, always check with your municipality as some have restrictions in place all year round.
Total Fire Bans are declared by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and be difficult to control. The penalties for lighting fires illegally during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban Days include large fines and possible imprisonment.
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