Begins Monday 10th December
|Across The South West|
The Fire Danger Period has been declared in the CFA areas for the municipalities of Warrrnambool Shire Council, Moyne Shire Council and Southern Grampian Shire Council from Monday 10th of December 2018 until Wednesday 1st of May 2019.
This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.
If you don’t obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. Penalties may include a fine up to $19,342 and/or up to 12 months' imprisonment.
For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit cfa.vic.gov.au/can
For burn-offs prior and after the declared Fire Danger Period, ensure you comply with any municipal local laws and always register your burn on 1800 668 511.
Knowledge is the best tool when it comes to fighting fires; help spread this information by talking to your family, friends and neighbours.
Stay safe this summer.