Planned Burns for the next 10 days

Our focus is bushfire fuel management – this is how we reduce the shrubs, bark and leaf litter that fuel bushfires. We do this through planned burning and other activities, like slashing, mowing and creating fuel breaks.

Our new approach to bushfire fuel management is about doing more to reduce risk of bushfire, and being more effective in how we do it.

The map and list below show planned burns in parks and forests for the next 10 days. Please note, burn timing may change without notice, for weather or other reasons.

You can also sign up to receive automated SMS and email notifications about planned burns on public land when they are close to being carried out.

The statewide outlook states the burning conditions and likely burning activity for the next seven days.

Statewide Outlook

Planned Burns Map

Focus the map on your locality by entering your town below:

 

To select the information you want to see, click on the blue tab with a white cross at the top of the map. NOTE -  'Safe' burns don't appear on the map until you select them.

Need help using the map? Planned Burns Map User Guide [MS Word Document - 145.3 KB]

Current Planned Burns

What do the burn statuses mean?

Need help using the list of burns? Planned Burns List User Guide [MS Word Document - 147.7 KB]

Burn status

Activities

What you should consider

Within 10 days

Planned burn being considered for ignition in next 10 days.

Weather conditions and fuel moisture levels are being monitored and safety checks carried out.

Are you planning any activities in the area of a burn or nearby? The status of a burn can change quickly. Be prepared to change your plans.

Use the map above to stay informed about when a burn may be ignited.

Read the smoke information. Think about how smoke from a burn may affect you and what precautions to take to reduce exposure.

Visit this page regularly for further updates, sign up to the Planned Burn Notification System to receive automatic alerts or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.

Next 24 hrs

Planned burn may begin at any time within the next 24 hours, if weather and other conditions are suitable.

Final site and crew preparations are being carried out.

Note - a burn may return to the previous status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Are you planning any activities in the area of a burn or nearby? The status of a burn can change quickly. Be prepared to change your plans if they could be affected by the burn.

Check for information about burns that are about to be ignited.

Think about how smoke from a burn may affect you and precautions to take to reduce exposure.

Visit this page regularly for further updates, sign up to the Planned Burn Notification System to receive automatic alerts or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.

In progress

Crews are lighting the burn - flames and smoke may be visible.  This process might take anywhere between a  few hours for small burns or occur across multiple days for larger burns.

The burn may produce heavy smoke or smoke may travel long distances. Smoke may settle in valleys and other low-lying areas.

The burn may produce embers that cause short distance spotting.

Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.

Note - a burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

For safety, access to the burn area is restricted on the day of the burn and as required following.

Obey all directions including from crews, road signs and other traffic controls in place for the burn.

Road closures may be in place and smoke may reduce visibility on nearby roads.

If you or someone you care for has a pre-existing lung or heart condition, avoid physical activity during smoky conditions, Remain inside if possible and keep windows closed.

If you have a heart or lung condition (other than asthma), follow advice from your doctor.  If you have asthma, follow your personal asthma plan. 

Anyone experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24.

Anyone experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24.

Patrol

Vegetation is continuing to burn within the burn area.

Flames and smoke may be visible.

Heavy smoke may occur in some areas. Smoke can also travel long distances and may settle in valleys and other low-lying areas.

Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.

Once a burn has been carried out crews will patrol the edge of the burn regularly and deal with hazardous trees that may pose a risk to public safety.

Some areas of vegetation may smoulder for weeks or months until suitable rain extinguishes all smouldering material.

The burn may return to 'In progress' again at a later date if crews need to carry out further work within the burn area.

For your safety, access to the burn area may be restricted following the burn.

Obey all directions including from crews, road signs and any other traffic controls in place for the burn.

Road closures may be in place and smoke may reduce visibility on nearby roads.

If you or someone you care for has a pre-existing lung or heart condition, avoid physical activity during smoky conditions, Remain inside if possible and keep windows closed.

If you have a heart or lung condition (other than asthma), follow advice from your doctor.  If you have asthma, follow your personal asthma plan. 

Anyone experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24.

Safe

No material is burning within the burn area and no smoke should be produced.

Crews are no longer patrolling the burn.

The burn may return to 'In progress' again at a later date if crews need to return and carry out further work within the burn area.

Burn Boundry

The boundary shows the entire planned burn but sometimes a burn is completed in stages.

Further Information

Introduction
Introduction to bushfire fuel management, including information on planned burning.

Smoke
Information about smoke from planned burns, the health risks and how to prepare for smoke in your area.

When we burn
Details about when planned burns usually occur.

How we burn
Planned burns involves many different actions and decisions. Information on planning for the burn, actions on the day, actions after the burn and risk management.

Plants and animals
The results of scientific research into the effects of fire on different types of bushland are an important influence on our bushfire fuel management program.

Reporting
Bushfire fuel management reports and planned burns planned for this year.

Planned Burning Notification System
The Planned Burning Notification System is an opt-in system that notifies people when a planned burn in a park or forest is close to being ignited.

Help using the Planned Burning Notification System
The information below gives more information about how the system works, how to manage your account and how to personalise your notifications.

Contact numbers

DELWP General enquiries: 136 186

Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667

Planning and Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

National Relay Service

Deaf, hearing or speech impaired?
Please contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or www.relayservice.com.au