Fire

Fire preparedness

Schedule 13 permits

Schedule 13 permit may be issued to burn fine fuel (such as grass, stubble, weeds), and only where there is an essential need to burn during the Fire Danger Period. Please allow five working days for the permit to be processed.


Permits to burn

Rural Living and Farming Zones

Schedule 13 permits are required to burn grass and stubble for farming purposes in rural living and farming zones during the declared Fire Danger Period. Outside the declared Fire Danger Period, land in these zones is exempt from permit requirements. 

Other Zones

Open Air Permits to Burn (under Council’s General Local Law 2012) are required to burn materials on land not zoned as rural living or farming 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.

The Fire Danger Period in Northern Grampians Shire commences on Monday 18 November.

More information on fire restrictions can be found on the Country Fire Authority's website www.cfa.vic.gov.au.


Municipal Fire Management Plan

Northern Grampians Shire Council 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 (CFA), the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria (PV), Victoria Police, and other key stakeholders. The MFMP is a sub-plan of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP).

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

Municipal-Fire-Management-Plan-2019-22.pdf(PDF, 7MB)

Other fire related information

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