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Fire and smoke

Fire safety. Burn off permits. Report illegal burning. Report excessive smoke.

Changes to service due to COVID-19

Council is making some changes to our services, following current COVID-19 restrictions. 

Council officers will now make every attempt to resolve issues by phone. Some inspections may need to take place in person, but only if necessary. In these cases, we ask the community to respect physical distancing recommendations.

This approach reduces the need for staff and community members to be in close contact. It also follows physical distancing advice.

Travelling for fire prevention

The Victorian Government announced that owners may travel to second properties to prevent and prepare for hazards. Residents must apply for travel permits through the Council where their property resides. But the government has stated that travel to second properties beyond current restrictions (25 kilometres) should be a last resort. Property owners can engage independent contractors under current restrictions without attending the property.

More information on coronavirus
Fire readiness plans and strategies.
In an emergency dial 000.
Permits to burn on your property and for CFA fire danger periods.
Report illegal burning or excessive smoke.