Fire restrictions to end in East Gippsland Shire

Member News image Fire restrictions to end in East Gippsland Shire


The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday, 15 April in the following municipality in CFA’s District 11:


  • East Gippsland Shire  

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

Residents are reminded that Total Fire Ban days may still occur so any fires that are lit must be able to be extinguished immediately.  

CFA District 11 Assistant Chief Fire Officer Daryll Hunter said the recent rainfall and predicted weather over the coming weeks have allowed us to reassess the restrictions. 

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.  

“You must still register your burn-offs, check weather conditions and follow local council laws, as well as EPA laws and applicable regulations,” ACFO Hunter said.  

“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