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Fire Danger Period 2016/17

The Fire Danger Period for East Gippsland has been declared and will be in place until April 10 2017.


Fire restrictions are now in force. You cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.


If you don't get a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. 


Preparing for the risks


Bushfires are a major risk threatening life and property in Victoria. There are a number of ways you can prepare your family and  property to minimise the impact of a bushfire and give you peace of mind throughout the fire season.


Fact Sheets and FAQs


Check out our easy-to-read Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions for information for the 2016-17 Fire Danger Period.


Be Prepared, Be Fire Ready Fact Sheet


Fire Prevention Notices FAQs


Reducing Fire Risk On Your Property FAQs


VicEmergency App


The VicEmergency app provides community information and warnings for all types of emergencies in Victoria.

It replaced the FireReady app in November 2016. (FireReady users: update your app to get the new Vic Emergency app. New users: download the app from the App Store or Google Play.)


The VicEmergency app brings together emergency information and warnings from agencies including:

Other Resources


VicEmergency Website 


Emergency Contacts in East Gippsland













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