Planned burning off in Shire

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Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 15:30

Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that the following planned burning will be carried out from 11/3/2020 to 13/3/2020, weather conditions permitting:

BARKSTEAD - Pinchgut Road, 371.3ha, 0.5Km West of Barkstead

DAYLESFORD - Ryans Track, 153.1ha, 7km South-West of Daylesford

This burn is scheduled to be ignited between 10:00 11/03/2020 and 20:00 13/03/2020. Smoke may be visible for the following days and you may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.

What to do about:


·       If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health and Human Services advises that you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024

·       Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering



·       Road travel may be hazardous due to low visibility associated with smoke

·       Signs may be in place to slow traffic. Obey all traffic signs and instructions from fire agency crews near the burn

·       For travel times and roadworks check



·       Be aware of planned burns happening in your local area and stay clear of areas where burns are taking place or areas that have recently been burnt

·       Access to walking tracks, car parks, camping grounds and picnic sites in areas close to or in burn areas may be restricted

For parks closures, please refer to Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit

Stay informed about Planned Burning

Visit Forest Fire Management Victoria: at

Call the VicEmergency Hotline on freecall 1800 226 226

Download the Vic Emergency app

Sign up for automated notifications about planned burns near you via Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677. If you have any concerns or queries please contact the Midlands District on (03) 5335 0716.

Authorised by Forest Fire Management Victoria


Last Updated:

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 15:32