Firewood collection - River Red Gum Parks
The recent extreme flood event has impacted the firewood collection areas at Robinvale, where extensive and prolonged flooding means there no suitable access to provide safe harvesting of firewood.
Parks Victoria understands this resource is highly valued by the local community. Local rangers will assess conditions throughout the firewood collection period and If conditions allow, the areas may be opened later in the season.
Domestic firewood on public land is a limited resource that needs to be carefully managed. Future collection from Parks Victoria managed land will be subject to access and supply. In many instances, further wood removal from parks would have a negative impact on the health of the forest environment.
Firewood for personal use can only be collected from domestic firewood collection in the autumn and spring firewood collection seasons. For details of where, when and what firewood can be collected, visit: https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood/firewood-collection-in-your-region
We encourage the community to consider where the firewood they purchase comes from. Victorians are urged to ask questions before they buy, to avoid inadvertently supporting illegal firewood operators and to reduce the impact of these illegal activities on our environment.
For more information on buying firewood, visit www.vic.gov.au/buying-firewood
Find out more about how firewood collection impacts habitat.