Fire restrictions vary throughout the year depending on whether or not it is a Declared Fire Danger Period or a Total Fire Ban day. Each year the CFA declares a Fire Danger Period (FDP) for the Hepburn Shire based on local environmental conditions. The FDP usually runs between November and April and restricts activities such as open air burning.

Throughout the declared Fire Danger Period, fires in the open air are subject to legal restrictions with only essential burning carried out under strict conditions of a permit.

Permits to burn will not be issued from the commencement date of the Fire Danger Period to the end of February.

From the start of March to the end of the Fire Danger Period, permits may be issued which are associated with primary production only.

All permits will be cancelled immediately upon the notification of a total fire ban and any burn offs are to be extinguished.

To find out what you can or can’t do during the declared FDP visit http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/


Further Information

If you require any further information in relation to Fire Restrictions in the Hepburn Shire, please contact our Fire Prevention Officers on 5348 2306.


Important Links

Visit the CFA website

Download the CFA Fire Ready Kit

Total Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings