Fire Restrictions

The Fire Danger Period and Fire Restrictions have come into effect as of 1:00am on Monday 10th January 2022

The Fire Danger Period for Mornington Peninsula Shire commenced on 10th January 2022.

Once the Fire Danger Period has been declared, fire restrictions come into force. 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 Please visit Mornington Peninsula Shire’s website for additional information about the Fire Danger Period.

For burn-offs prior to and after the declared Fire Danger Period, ensure you comply with any municipal local laws and always register your burn on 1800 668 511.

When can I burn off in Mount Eliza?

During the Fire Danger Period, you are not permitted to burn off unless you have a permit. Suspected illegal burning off during the declared Fire Danger Period should be reported to Police on Triple Zero (ooo).

Fire Danger Ratings

More information about CFA’s Fire Danger Rating can be found here. Mt Eliza is within the Central District. For total fire ban and fire danger ratings for each day, please click here.

Can I or Can’t I?

View information on what you can, and cannot do during a Total Fire Ban or during the Fire Danger Period

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