There should be no burning off in Greater Shepparton without a written permit. Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation during the Fire Danger Period is permitted ONLY if the land holder has a written permit issued by the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, a Fire Prevention Officer of a municipality or by the CFA District office.
CFA has advised that the Fire Danger Period for all municipalities within CFA District 22 (Greater Shepparton City Council, Shire of Moira and Shire of Strathbogie) will continue until the gazetted end is reached at 01:00am Tuesday, 1st May 2018.
Before burning off:
- Obtain a permit from your local council or CFA and comply will ALL permit conditions
- Notify neighbours at least two hours before starting the burn
- Notify the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA), Burn-Off Notification Hotline on ph 1800 668 511
- Check the weather forecast for the day of the burn and a few days afterwards
- Check the fuel moisture conditions
- Establish a fire break of no less than four metres cleared of all flammable material
- Make sure there are enough people to monitor, contain and extinguish the burn safely and effectively
Information on planned burns conducted by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria can be found at here or by contacting the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226. For information on private burn-offs contact the Burn-Off Notification Hotline on ph 1800 668 511.