Victoria is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world. Bushfire risk is increasing as our population grows and climate change results in more frequent, more severe weather conditions.
Victoria's land and fire managers work together, and in close partnership with Victorian communities, to minimise the risk of bushfire to people, property, businesses and the environment.
Planned burning on public land helps reduce the risk of bushfire by reducing the fuel in our forests and parks.
While planned burns may be inconvenient to some public land users, including hunters, it is important to remember that this activity is essential in managing bushfire fuels on public land in order to protect our communities and our natural environment.
If you want to see if planned burns will be occurring on, or near, public land you will be visiting, go to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website for details of all planned burns in Victoria.