Fire restrictions to end across all South East Victoria

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The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will finish across local government areas in the South East in the coming weeks.


Ending on 10 April:

  • City of Casey
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Frankston City Council
  • Greater Dandenong Council
  • City of Kingston
  • Bass Coast Shire
  • French Island
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • South Gippsland Shire
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • Latrobe City Council

Ending on 24 April:

  • Mornington Peninsula

While restrictions are lifting in these areas, CFA still expects the grassfire risk to remain across the state in the coming months so Victorians need to remain alert and prepared.

CFA Deputy Chief Officer South East Region Trevor Owen said although we have had three relatively wet bushfire seasons, the community must not get complacent.

“We’re urging everyone to stay safe, whether you’re living in or travelling to high bushfire risk areas,” he said.

“Please monitor the conditions on hot, dry and windy days, as we may still see some days of elevated fire risk.”

The end of the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will be an opportunity for some landowners to burn-off again, however it’s important that residents check that local conditions are safe before undertaking these activities.

“We expect the next bushfire season to be more significant. So, our community now have the opportunity to reduce the risk on their property and prepare for the next season,” DCO Owen said.

“You must register your burn-offs, check weather conditions and follow local council laws and regulations.

“Registering your burn-off ensures that if smoke or fire is reported, the incident is cross-checked with our register, which prevents firefighters from unnecessarily responding.

“When conducting burn-offs, remain alert and always have resources on hand to extinguish the fire.”

Landowners can register their burn-off online at or call 1800 668 511.

If possible, landowners should also notify their neighbours and others nearby who may be sensitive to smoke so they can take necessary precautions.

Tips for looking after your health when there is smoke can be found on EPA’s website.

Keep your burn off safe and legal:

  • Check fire restrictions in your area and always register your burn at
  • Check and monitor weather conditions – particularly wind.
  • To avoid unnecessary calls to emergency services, notify your neighbours beforehand.
  • Leave a three-metre fire break, free from flammable materials around the burn.
  • Have sufficient equipment and water to stop the fire spreading.
  • Never leave a burn-off unattended – stay for its entire duration.
  • If your burn-off gets out of control, call ‘000’ immediately.
  • Tips for looking after your health when there is smoke can be found on EPA’s website.


Submitted by CFA Media