Planned burning is carried out in Victoria's public parks and forests by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Parks Victoria, with the help of the Country Fire Authority, to reduce bushfire risk to communities, property and the environment.
Planned burning involves the use of fire under carefully managed conditions to reduce fuel hazard on public land. Other fuel reduction work is also carried out through the program, such as slashing, mowing and clearing, to create and maintain fuel breaks. Reducing fuel hazard near communities and in remote areas can reduce the impacts of damaging bushfires.
The free FireReady smartphone application shows DEPI planned burns in progress on iPhones, iPads, Blackberries and compatible Android mobile devices. Available for download from iTunes and Blackberry.
For information about private land burns see the CFA website.