November update: Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016-17

“Following on from a wet winter across large parts of southern Australia (the second wettest winter on record for the country), September saw further rainfall, with more records broken in parts of central and western New South Wales, western Victoria, eastern South Australia and western Queensland. With this in mind, the bushfire seasonal … Continue reading

Emergency information delivered to you

The new app replaces FireReady and brings together emergency information and warnings from all Victoria’s emergency services, including CFA, MFB, SES, Life Saving Victoria, Department of Economic Development and Transport and Resources, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Victorian communities can … Continue reading

Prepare your property for summer

Macedon Ranges Shire Council, in consultation with local CFA brigades, has approved the lifting of burning off restrictions for the month of October for land less than 4,000 square metres. Residents must ensure that when burning off they do not create a nuisance for their neighbours and should continue to … Continue reading

Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667 for accurate information about a fire. 000 is ONLY to report a fire sighting!

Before Burning Off

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period. Macedon Ranges Shire Council has local laws on burn-offs that apply year-round. Please check the councils website for more information, or contact the council directly.

Fires in your home

CFA attends more than 2,000 house fires every year. Learn how to keep your home safe this winter.

Current Incidents

A state wide map and list of incidents are available here. It's important to not just have one source of information, and to listen to your local emergency services broadcaster (ABC 774 has the most reliable reception in Gisborne). if you are at all unsure if you can stay or go, GO.

Plan and Prepare

Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. Understanding your level of risk is the first step in developing your Grass and Bushfire Survival Plan.
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