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Fire Danger Period to end Easter Tuesday

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 11:45am

The Fire Danger Period will officially end in Golden Plains Shire at 1am, Tuesday 6 April, 2021, after the Easter holiday period.

The Fire Danger Period remains in place over Easter, and residents are reminded that fires in the open air will remain restricted for the long weekend.

Council encourages residents to remain vigilant about fire once the Fire Danger Period ends. 

If residents are planning to burn off their garden waste pile, they need to make sure they have:

  • Checked the fire danger rating. Do not burn off unless the rating is Low-Moderate
  • Registered their burn off at or call 1800 668 511
  • Notified their neighbours
  • The means to immediately extinguish the fire
  • Cleared all around the 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, visit

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 2:52pm


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.