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Travel Exemptions for Fire Preparedness

Victorians who need to travel to carry out summer fire preparation activities can apply to council for an exemption to current travel restrictions. These will not be required from 6pm Friday.

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Burning off during the fire danger period

Fire Danger Period

What is the fire danger period?
The Fire Danger Period is when CFA restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent fires from starting. The Fire Danger Period is NOT the same thing as a Total Fire Ban.

When is the fire danger period?
The CFA sets the fire danger period for each Council at different times in the lead up to the fire season. This often depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions. It can be declared as early as October and in remains in place until the fire danger lessons, which may be as late as May. Please see the the CFA website and check the South Gippsland municipality for the current fire restrictions.

Can I burn off during the fire danger period?
No Council permits to burn will be issued during the fire danger period.

Can I have a fire for cooking or heating?
Yes, provided it is for:

  • A barbecue, pizza oven or other properly constructed appliance while it is being used for cooking food;
  • A fire in a manufactured fireplace while it is being used for heating.

Please see the CFA's Can I, Can't I Brochure for more information.

More Information - Fire Danger Period

For more information on the fire danger period please call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667, or go to the CFA website.

CFA Website