Colac Otway Shire's Fire Danger Period is in force as of 1 November.
No burning is allowed during the FDP without the appropriate Permit.
Victoria is one of the highest fire prone areas in the world with the Otways, Plains Country and South Western Victorian Grasslands having a long and established history of devastating wildfires. In addition, populated townships see regular fires in industrial and commercial buildings and house fires affecting local families occuring on an all too regular basis. Awareness of how and why fires occur and cause the damage they do is vital in preparing our community to prevent, respond to and recover from the fires that affect us all.
Colac Otway Shire realises that reducing the risk of fire requires a community effort in partnership with Council and Fire Authorities. The Shire's fire prevention is managed in accordance with Council's Municipal Fire Prevention Plan.
Colac Otway Shire are now issuing Permits for Stubble Burns only