Fire preparedness

The 2019-20 Fire Danger Period in Northern Grampians Shire ended Monday 13 April 2020. 

Coronavirus - reduce the risk to your community

When working together to manage your burn-off, please ensure your group is taking the following hygiene actions as directed by the Department of Health & Human Services in relation to reducing the risk of infection and slowing the spread of Coronavirus in the Victorian community.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the toilet. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Do not share drinking bottles.
  • Ensure a distance of 1.5 metres is kept between yourself and others.

Permits to burn

Rural Zones

Outside the declared Fire Danger Period, persons in a Rural zone do not require a permit.

Other Zones

Open Air Permits to Burn (under Council’s General Local Law 2012) are required to burn materials on land zoned as Residential, Commercial, or Industrial outside the declared Fire Danger Period. More information on this application process can be found on Council's Community Safety page. Burning in these zones is not permitted during the Fire Danger Period.

To see your property zoning, visit the Northern Grampians Shire Community Map.

More information on fire restrictions can be found on the Country Fire Authority's website

Municipal Fire Management Plan

The Northern Grampians Shire Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee has prepared a Municipal Fire Management Plan (MFMP) pursuant to section 55A of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958. The MFMP contains plans and input from council, the Country Fire Authority, the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Parks Victoria, Victoria Police, and other key stakeholders. The MFMP is a sub-plan of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP).

The current NGS MFMP is accessible by selecting the link below.

Municipal-Fire-Management-Plan-2019-22.pdf(PDF, 4MB)

Other fire related information

CFA's 'Can I, Can't I?' brochure