• The CFA has lots of resources to help you understand your fire risk and know what to do before and during a fire.
  • Each ratepayer and resident is responsible for protecting both their property and others by ensuring their properties are cleared prior to the summer season (1 November) each year.
  • Slashing guide for fire prevention CFA District 22 Trial Slashing Guid(PDF, 278KB)
  • Understand the importance of leaving early and having a bushfire survival plan if you live or holiday in high-risk bushfire area of Victoria. Visit CFA - Plan Prepare and Leave Early  for further information.
  • You don’t need to live near the bush to be at risk of fire, grassfire can be just as dangerous as bushfire.

Fire Danger Period & Total Fire Ban

The CFA Chief Officer has endorsed the introduction of the declared Fire Danger Period for all municipalities within the CFA District 22 area, including Moira Shire.

The declared fire danger period for the municipal district of Moira Shire Council will commence at 0100 hours Monday 27 November 2023 and conclude at 0100 hours Monday 8 April 2024. 

Fires in rural areas do not require a permit however the CFA recommends that you contact the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) at 1800 668 511 to prevent unnecessary fire brigade responses.

2023-24 Fire Restrictions Fact Sheet(PDF, 105KB)

  • Find out what you can and can’t do during the declared Fire Danger Period, and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in open air are legally restricted visit CFA - Warnings & Restrictions. 
  • During the declared fire danger period, a Permit to Burn in the rural area for farming purposes, must be obtained before any fire may be lit in the open. No fire may be lit on a day of Total Fire Ban.

Click here to view the Moira Municipal Fire Plan(PDF, 3MB)