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Burn-off and water-off notifications

Burn-off notifications

Notifying ESTA about your plans to conduct a burn-off prevents unnecessary fire brigade response. Callers to triple zero reporting an actual fire can then be advised that the fire is a planned burn. If the fire that the triple zero caller is reporting can't be verified as a burn-off, the fire brigade will be notified. 

If conducting a burn-off, it is important that you also: 

•    Follow the regulations and laws set by CFA which can be found at the CFA website or that of your local council
•    Inform your neighbours if your activity will generate fire and smoke
•    Check the weather forecast for the day and a few days afterwards

To notify us of your planned burn:

  • You may register online at https://firepermits.vic.gov.au/ if your burn-off commences more than two hours from now
  • Alternatively, you may email the form  Burn-off notification form PDF icon Burn-off notification form (191.47 KB) to burnoffs [at] esta.vic.gov.au if your burn-off commences more than two hours from now
  • If you wish to commence your burn-off immediately, or do not wish to utilise the online form or email, you may register your burn-off by calling 1800 668 511, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • National Relay Service users can ring 1300 555 727 and ask for the information to be relayed to ESTA via 1800 668 511

Important note: Some information that you provide may be displayed on the Country Fire Authority's (CFA) website.  This may include the street name and area where the planned burn you are registering will take place.  This information may be shared using the CFA, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) websites at the time of ignition, as well as the CFA iPhone application and internal incident management systems. Information provided by you for the purposes of a planned burn-off notification will be managed in accordance with ESTA’s Privacy Policy

Water and fire services off and bridge and road closure notifications

To notify ESTA of any of these works, please email details to burnoffs [at] esta.vic.gov.au or call 1800 668 511.