Fire Preparedness 

Preparation for the Fire Danger Period

As per Clause 10 (1) (d) of the Northern Grampians Shire Council General Local Law 2012, the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer has declared a period where fuel reduction burns may be conducted without permit In the Northern Grampians Shire. Information on how residents can participate in this initiative can be obtained by selecting the link below.

Fire Season Planning and Preparation 2016.pdf(PDF, 616KB)

Municipal Fire Management Plan

The Northern Grampians Shire Council has prepared a Municipal Fire Management Plan (MFMP) pursuant to section 55A of the CFA Act 1958. The Northern Grampians Shire MFMP is an integrated document, combining plans and input from the Municipality, the Country Fire Authority (CFA), the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria (PV), Victoria Police, and other key stakeholders. It is consistent with the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) to ensure that all agencies have a uniform approach to fire Preparedness, Prevention, Response, and Recovery. The plan also contains appropriate reference to other uses of fire, including agriculture, ecological, and cultural applications.

Council's current MFMP is accessible by selecting the link below.

Municipal Fire Management Plan 2016-2019 Version 1.0(PDF, 12MB)


Schedule 13 Permit to burn

 Burning off during the Fire Danger Period allows the burning off grasses and stubbles for farming purposes.  

 To apply for a Schedule 13 Permit to burn please complete the form.

Other Fire Related Documents 

 Halls Gap Fire Risk Management Project 2003(PDF, 359KB)