Mount Eliza Fire Brigade advises the declared Fire Danger Period has been declared for the Mornington Peninsula and will commence at 0100 hours on Monday 10th January 2022 for the 2021/2022 fire season.
The commencement of the Fire Danger Period is determined on local existing and predicted conditions that lead to increased fire risk for your locality.
This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.
If you do not 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 online at Fire Permits Victoria or call 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.
- 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.