Fire & emergencies
DEPI plays a role, with other organisations, in helping to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency events.
With Parks Victoria DEPI manages fire on Victoria's 7.6 million hectares of public land, or about one third of the State. This includes reducing the risk of fire, containing outbreaks and managing environmental effects.
DEPI also has responsibilities for animal welfare and the recovery of rural enterprises after emergencies such as fires and floods.
Planned burning – draft Fire Operations Plan
From 1–28 August, comment on the draft Fire Operations Plan
Closures of parks and forests
Find out when access to parks or forests is not allowed for planned burning, bushfire or other reasons.