CFA declares Fire Danger Periods by municipality at the onset of warmer weather. These restrictions are in place until 1 May unless revoked or varied. In State forests, National, State and Regional Parks and on protected public land, fire restrictions are in force all year round. Contact your local DEPI and Parks Victoria offices for advice on fire restrictions for these areas.
CFA declares Total Fire Bans by CFA district 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.
The CFA website details 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.