Otways Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Burning Off on Public Land

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and partner agencies conduct planned burns on public land. This aims to protect communities and infrastructure from the risk of bushfire, and can also benefit local ecology.
Controlled burns are mostly in autumn, when the weather and fuel conditions are best for this work. Burns may also take place in spring.
Smoke from planned burns is often noticeable and can cause anxiety. If you are concerned about smoke or fire on public land, please call the The VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website to confirm the locations of planned burns.