Burn-off and water-off notifications

Notify Triple Zero Victoria about planned burn-offs, water-offs, road and bridge closures to enable us to best support the community in an emergency.

Burn-off notifications

Notifying Triple Zero Victoria about your plans to conduct a burn-off prevents unnecessary fire brigade response. Callers to triple zero reporting an actual fire can then be advised that the fire is a planned burn.

If the fire that the triple zero caller is reporting can't be verified as a burn-off, the fire brigade will be notified. 

Notifying Triple Zero Victoria

To notify us of a planned burn that is set to commence more than 2 hours from now, you can either:

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If you wish to start your burn-off within 2 hours, or if you do not want to use the online form or email the form as a document, you may register your burn-off by calling 1800 668 511. This number is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Relay Service users can ring 1300 555 727 and ask for the information to be relayed to Triple Zero Victoria via 1800 668 511

Important note

Some information that you provide may be displayed on the Country Fire Authority's (CFA) website. This may include the street name and area where the planned burn you are registering will take place. This information may be shared using the CFA, the Department of Energy, Enviroment and Climate Action (DEECA) and Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) websites at the time of ignition, as well as the CFA iPhone application and internal incident management systems. Information provided by you for the purposes of a planned burn-off notification will be managed in accordance with Triple Zero Victoria's Privacy Policy.

Conducting a burn-off

If conducting a burn-off, it is important that you also: 

  • follow the regulations and laws set by CFA which can be found at the CFA website or that of your local council
  • inform your neighbours if your activity will generate fire and smoke
  • check the weather forecast for the day and a few days afterwards.

Water and fire services off, and bridge and road closure notifications

To notify Triple Zero Victoria of any of these works, please email details to burnoffs@triplezero.vic.gov.au or call 1800 668 511.