THIS year’s fire danger period for the Mornington Peninsula started at 1am, Monday 30 January 2023 and will go until Monday 1 May 2023 (unless extended or shortened).
The CFA declares the fire danger period at the onset of warmer weather to help prevent fires from starting, as dry vegetation and hot weather increase the incidence of fires accidentally starting and spreading.
When fire restrictions are in force, burning off is prohibited without a permit, including on roadsides. For information on permits visit firepermits.vic.gov.au.
If a total fire ban day is declared, the lighting of fires or solid fuel heaters and barbecues is illegal.
The fire danger rating and total fire ban status for different areas is available at cfa.vic.gov.au or by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.