2016 firewood collection season is closed.
2016 season opens 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016.
The state-wide collection seasons are:
Autumn - 1 March to 30 June
Spring - 1 September to 30 November
If there is a fire danger risk the relevant firewood collection season may be shortened.
Roadside collection is generally managed by VicRoads or local governments. While roads managed by VicRoads do not allow firewood collection, you can seek permission from local governments. Roadside collection in State forests is only allowed in designated areas.
Legislation governing domestic firewood collection
Act 1958 and the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 (for Shepparton Regional Park) and associated regulations establish the rules and outline penalties for domestic firewood collection.
Typical on-the-spot fines are around $607. Offences that go to court may be liable for fines of up to $7,583.50, one year imprisonment or both.
If you would like to report an offence or misconduct please contact the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
The Department of Human Services provides Non-Mains Energy Concession to assist Victorian concession households that rely on firewood, LPG and other non- mains methods for heating and cooking.
For more information visit http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/financial-support/concessions/energy/non-mains-energy
Non-Mains Energy Concession fact [PDF File - 39.5 KB]
Non-Mains Energy Concession fact sheet [MS Word Document - 123.5 KB]
Concessions Information Line on 1800 658 521 (toll free).
firewood collection rules
sheet firewood collection on public land [PDF File - 594.9 KB]
sheet firewood collection on public land (accessible version) [MS Word Document - 1.5 MB]
For further information call the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136