Report possible illegal burning

If you see a fire that is a threat to people or property, call 000 immediately.

During the Fire Danger Period

Each year, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) declare a Fire Danger Period. The precise dates of the Fire Danger Period change each year. During this period, the use of fire is restricted in the community to prevent fires from starting.

The CFA has a list of what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period.

If you are aware of someone doing the wrong thing during the Fire Danger Period or on a Total Fire Ban day, you should call the fire brigade and/or police on 000.

Outside of the Fire Danger Period

If you are concerned about a burn outside of the Fire Danger Period which you believe may be illegal, you can let Council know and we will investigate.

How to report possible illegal burning

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Step 1.Check if we are in the Fire Danger Period

During the Fire Danger Period, Council cannot investigate - instead you will need to contact the fire brigade and/or police on 000.

Step 2.Check burning off conditions

Outside of the Fire Danger Period, burning off green waste for fuel reduction is allowed if certain conditions are met. This is in accordance with the Local Law. Before you make a report, please check our information about burning off to check whether the burn off meets the conditions.

Step 3.Make a note of the address

We will need to know the street address when the burn is happening so that we can investigate.

Step 4.Submit the online form

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Step 1.Check if we are in the Fire Danger Period

During the Fire Danger Period, Council cannot investigate - instead you will need to contact the fire brigade and/or police on 000.

Step 2.Check burning off conditions

Outside of the Fire Danger Period, burning off green waste for fuel reduction is allowed if certain conditions are met. This is in accordance with the Local Law. Before you make a report, please check our information about burning off to check whether the burn off meets the conditions.

Step 3.Make a note of the address

We will need to know the street address when the burn is happening so that we can investigate.

Step 4.Call us

Call 03 9433 3111 during business hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm

Closed public holidays