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Published Wednesday 30 September 2020
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Are you fire ready?

Are you trying to get on top of your fire season preparations? Burning off permits for windrows (piles), stumps, logs and vegetation larger than 75mm in diameter are needed from 1 October.

We've prepared a handy checklist to help you burn off safely.

  • All open-air burning requires notification to VicFire on 1800 668 511
  • Fires are not to be lit on days of Total Fire Ban, smog alert days or during the CFA declared Fire Danger Period
  • In many areas, including residential, you can only burn off on Wednesdays and Saturdays but you need to let the VicFire line know to avoid unnecessary brigade call outs
  • Make sure you have a clear area around your burn and plenty of water available

There are certain things you can't burn off as they are toxic or cause a nuisance to your neighbours.

  • Green or wet material
  • Non-timber based building material
  • Rubber or plastic
  • Furnishings or carpet
  • Manufactured chemicals
  • Petroleum or oil products
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Food waste
  • Manure and straw
  • Other offensive, noxious or toxic material
  • Carcasses

Find out more about burning off in Mitchell Shire.

This page was last updated on 30 September 2020.