The Fire Danger Period will commence at 1am next Monday, 23rd November, in the remainder of the Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack, and West Wimmera municipalities.

The northern section of Horsham Rural City will also commence restrictions at this time.

Acting Chief Officer CFA Garry Cook said that the commencement of the Fire Danger Period is determined on local existing and predicted conditions that lead to increased fire risk for your locality.

During the FDP, you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.

If you do not obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. Penalties may include a fine up to $19,342 and/or up to 12 months’ imprisonment.

For guides on what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit

For burn-offs prior and after the declared Fire Danger Period, ensure you comply with any municipal local laws and always register your burn on 1800 668 511.

The Fire Danger Period is set to end on 1st May 2021.