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Plan and prepare ahead of your summer break
Are you planning a break away from it all, to rest and recharge? Remember to pack an awareness of where you are going, the fire danger in those areas and a plan of what to do if a bushfire starts near you. Just because you’re on holiday, doesn’t mean fires … Continue reading
Total Fire Ban continues
Following on from a total fire ban today, Friday the second of January, tomorrow Saturday Third of January has been declared a day of total fire ban across the state. No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air from 12:01 AM on Sat, … Continue reading
To help you better understand the shared responsibility of being prepared for emergencies this fire season, Victoria’s emergency services have produced an informative video series around warnings and advice. Gisborne CFA ask that you take the time to review them, and to consider your own fire plan in light of … Continue reading
Not sure if that is smoke from a fire or a planned burn off? Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667
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.
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.