There are several ways you can find out if a Total Fire Ban has been declared:
A Total Fire Ban will also be posted on the Shire's Facebook page.
Some of the activities that are illegal to do during a Total Fire Ban, include:
• Lighting a fire in the open air
• Using any appliance that consumes solid fuel eg. fire pits
• Welding, grinding and cutting of metal in the open air
• Using an internal combustion engine powered equipment in or near bush.
• Using motor bikes, quad bikes or other motorised vehicles in bush or paddocks, unless it is for the feeding or watering of stock.
A full list of restricted activities during a Total Fire Ban is available on the DFES website.
Total Fire Ban exemptions are required for any activity not prescribed in the Bush Fires Regulations 1954 which could cause or is likely to cause a fire. These activities include fireworks, programmed hot fire training, rail grinding, and religious and cultural ceremonies.
To find out more, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website.