Hume City Council will be undertaking planned burns throughout Hume City over the next couple of months in the following suburbs:
Planned burns increase the safety of our community. They reduce fuel to help manage bushfire risk and assist in reducing fire severity, help with weed control and seeds to germinate.
How will they affect me?
Large burns in particular, will put up significant amounts of smoke, often with large smoke columns, depending on fuel and weather factors. You may see or smell smoke when a planned burn takes place. If you have health queries relating to smoke exposure you should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24.
Traffic will be managed where smoke may affect local roads.
If you are driving near a planned burn you should turn on your headlights and take extra care because of poor road visibility.
How do I know when a planned burn is taking place in my area?
Maps and locations of a planned burn will be uploaded on our website on the day of a planned burn. If you see smoke and are unsure whether it is a planned burn, you can contact Council on 9205 2200, phone Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667 or the emergency fire brigade phone number 000.
Burns on private land are not recorded on our website.
Department of Sustainability and Environment Planned Burns
In addition to Council planned burns, the Department of Sustainability and Environment will also be carrying out planned burns on public land in our local area.
Visit Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) for information about DSE upcoming planned burns.