Fire Restrictions To End In Wellington Shire

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The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday, 22 April for the following municipalities in CFA’s District 10.

  • Wellington Shire Council

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

CFA District 10 Assistant Chief Fire Officer Aaron Worcester said recent rainfall has allowed for fire restrictions to ease.

“Due to the wet weather over the last couple of weeks, conditions are now more favourable for residents to burn off,” Aaron said.

“Farm paddocks are starting to green up, and it is now safer for landowners to clean up their properties from recent storm damage and take the opportunity to reduce fuel loads ahead of next summer.”

It is 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.

“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,” Aaron said.

“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.

/CFA News Release. View in full here.