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Total Fire Ban
CFA has declared Total Fire Bans across all of Central district, including Gisborne for Wednesday, 25 November. High winds and heat will also push Fire Danger Ratings into Extreme and Severe levels across much of the state, with the Mallee, Northern Country, Wimmera and North Central forecast as Extreme, while South … Continue reading
Clearing around your home
Now is the time to prepare your house. How far around your house can you clear BEFORE you need to get council permission? The short answer is: it depends. Where is your house? When was it constructed? Does it replace a house previously destroyed by bush fire? All these facts … Continue reading
Prepare and maintain your property
With the first major fire indicating that the fire season has well and truly started , preparing your property now is your best defense. Preparing yourself, your family and your property is your responsibility. Serious bushfires can occur in rural and suburban communities, with areas such as Gisborne, nestled between … 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.