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2019/20 Fire Danger Period Comes To An End

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Monday, 6 April 2020 - 2:45pm

The Fire Danger Period officially ended in Golden Plains Shire today, Monday 6 April 2020, however, Council encourages residents to remain vigilant about fire.

If you are planning to burn off your garden waste pile, make sure you have:

  • Checked the fire danger rating. Do not burn off unless the rating is Low-Moderate
  • Registered your burn off on 1800 668 511
  • Notified your neighbours
  • The means to immediately extinguish the fire
  • Cleared all around your burn pile

A responsible adult must be in attendance of their burn offs at all times, and must ensure the fire is fully extinguished before leaving it unattended.

To check the Fire Danger Rating, visit

Residents are reminded that they cannot burn off offensive materials, including chemicals, rubber, plastic, petrol, oil, paint, treated timber, furniture or mattresses. To report a pile of these items ready to be burnt, please contact Council at 5220 7111 and speak with a Community Protection Officer.

To find out more about fire prevention in Golden Plains Shire, click here.

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Monday, 6 April 2020 - 2:56pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.