Fire affected parks
Last updated: 2:00 pm 21 December 2021
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Parks and forests affected by current fires
For a list of State Forest closures, visit the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).
For the latest information on emergency information and warnings, visit VicEmergency.
For the latest information on road closures, visit VicTraffic.
For the latest weather conditions, visit the Bureau of Meteorology.
For park closures in neighbouring states, visit South Australia Department of Environment and Natural Resources and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Ongoing changes to conditions to parks affected by fire in 2019/2020
Some parks and sites remain closed due to fires during the 2019/2020 season. Closures are necessary while works are underway to make the areas safe for visitor access. Remember to check individual park pages for current changes to conditions.
Stay informed during bushfires
For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Any closures to tracks or other changed conditions resulting from past bushfires or planned burning will be noted on the individual park pages.
- Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
- Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
- Call the VicEmergency Hotline – 1800 226 226.
- Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can call via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
- For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone the VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
- Download the VicEmergency App.
- Road closures: check VicRoads website.
- Check weather conditions and your fire risk before leaving home as you may not have mobile phone reception across regional Victoria.
- Check which parks and picnic areas are closed when the forecast Fire Danger Rating is Extreme or Catastrophic or it is a day of Total Fire Ban.
After a fire
When an area has been affected by fires, the reasons for closure may include:
- hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber
- damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities
- unstable soils and/or stream crossings
- presence of hazardous materials or substances.
Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities rebuilt, they are reopened to the public.
The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Please check individual park pages for closure information.
Planned burning is carried out by Forest Fire Management Victoria to help reduce bushfire risk to communities, property and the environment. Bushfire fuel management includes planned burning and other activities, like slashing, mowing and creating fuel breaks.
Ignition of burns is weather dependent and plans can change at short notice; visit the Planned Burns Victoria website to view current and future planned burns. You can also sign up to receive automated SMS and email notifications about planned burns in your area when they are close to being carried out.