Planned burning involves lighting fires under carefully managed conditions. It aims to reduce the impacts of damaging bushfires on communities, property and the natural environment.
DEPI and Parks Victoria do planned burns in parks and forests, both near communities and in remote areas. The CFA helps, and does planned burns on private land.
DEPI also reduces fuel hazards by mowing, slashing and clearing, to make and maintain fuel breaks.
Draft Fire Operations Plan (FOP)
From 1–28 August, comment on DEPI's proposed three year schedule for planned burning.
Planned burns now and the next 10 days
A map and list of burns currently ignited and expected to be ignited soon.