Fire Restrictions & Burning Off
Fire restrictions have ended across the Riddells
Creek area for the 2016/2017 Fire Danger Period, however, your local
council or shire may have their own local laws about lighting fires.
Contact your local council to find out what municipal local laws may
be in place. Local laws may be in place all year.
Riddells Creek is in the CENTRAL
fire ban and weather district.
Riddells Creek is located in the Macedon Ranges
and Hume council areas.
What are Fire Restrictions
Where are fire restrictions and what do they mean?
Total Fire Bans &
Fire Danger Ratings
Are there any current fire bans and what can I
Can I or Can't I
Frequently asked questions in relation to
what can and can't be carried out during fire restrictions and on a
Day of Total Fire Ban. Click
Tips for burning off (outside the fire danger period)
The following is a guide to burning off. It is
not a permit or right to burn off. If you are planning on burning
you must meet all the requirements of your councils Local-Laws and
the CFA Act.
and follow local regulations or laws set down by your local
council (see below)
Notify neighbours at least two hours before starting the burn.
Notify the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)
on 1800 668 511. This will mean we know about your burn off and
are less likely to be called to your burn off.
the weather forecast for the day of the burn and a few days
afterwards. Pick a day when the wind will be low in speed.
Establish a fire break of no less than three metres cleared of
all flammable material.
Make sure there is an Adult supervising the
burn off at all times. Not off making lunch or a coffee. (This
is a legal requirement)
Have sufficient water on hand to put your burn
off out quickly and thoroughly. A hose connected to a tap and
charged and a full bucket of water would be a suggested minimum.
(This is a legal requirement)
Ring the brigade if you are unsure or require
If at any stage your fire is out of control,
call the Fire Brigade '000'
If you are unsure don't light your fire.
Call (03) 5428 6000. Hold on till call is answered. If the station
is un-attended the call will divert to the brigade duty officer.
Do Not burn off if the day has been declared
a Total Fire Ban or during the fire danger period (fire restrictions