Mount Eliza Fire Brigade advises the declared Fire Danger Period will commence at 0100 hours on Monday 19th November 2018 for the 2018/2019 fire season.
Update: The Fire Danger Period for the 2018 to 2019 Fire Season concluded on 1st May 2019. Please ensure you refer to up-to-date information.
No fires in the open air are allowed from this time without a permit. For further information regarding permits please contact the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
CFA declares the Fire Danger Period at the onset of warmer weather when fires in the open air are legally restricted.
This is to help prevent fires from starting as dry vegetation and hot weather increase the incidence of fires accidentally starting and spreading.
Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires are in force during the Fire Danger Period.
The CFA website provides information on what you can and can’t do during the declared Fire Danger Period and on days of Total Fire ban.
Residents who suspect illegal burning off during the declared Fire Danger Period should report it to Police on Triple zero (000).
Penalties for lighting fires illegally during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban days can include large fines and possible imprisonment.
- Vic Emergency Hotline: 1800 226 226
- Download the Vic Emergency App
- Visit the CFA Website
- View Can I or Can’t I Brochure
For information about fire restrictions and further tips for Summer fire safety, please visit the CFA website.