Planned burns this season
The information in the table and map on this page provides details about planned burns on public land in Victoria for the current twelve month period, starting in July. Each DEPI fire district’s planned burning program can be viewed in their fire operations plan.
The main season for planned burning is Autumn each year, when the weather conditions are generally most suitable. Planned burning in Spring normally accounts for a small part of DEPI's total annual planned burning program.
For information about planned burns which are planned or are underway visit Planned Burns Today.
Planned burn terms - definitions for terms on this page
Planned burns today - current status of planned burns
Planned burns next three years - view burns planned in your area for the next three years
What are planned burns? - find out why planned burns are carried out
Victorian Bushfire Information Line - for queries about planned burns call 1800 240 667 (free call) or call via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
Definition of terms - status of planned burn
Planned burns that may commence in the next 10 days, when weather and vegetation conditions are suitable.
A planned burn that is waiting for approval for ignition. This planned burn is likely to be approved in the next few days.
The planned burn has been approved for ignition, which is likely to occur within the next 24 hours, subject to weather and resources. This approval is a final check that it is appropriate and safe to conduct the burn.
The planned burn has been ignited (all, or part, depending on burn size and situation). There is now active fire within the burn area.
There may still be active fire within the burn area. This planned burn requires routine patrol, including extinguishing or removing any burning materials around the perimeter of the burn.
The planned burn has been completed - it is considered safe to no longer patrol the burn area.
The planned size of the burn in hectares.
Note - some burns are conducted in stages. They may be ignited on more than one day.
Final completion of some burns may be delayed until a later burn season.