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.
To notify us of a planned burn that is set to commence more than 2 hours from now, you can either:
If you wish to start your burn-off within 2 hours, or if you do not want to use the online form or email the form as a document, you may register your burn-off by calling . This number is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Some information that you provide may be displayed on the . 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, the Department of Energy, Enviroment and Climate Action (DEECA) 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
Conducting a burn-off
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 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.
Water and fire services off, and bridge and road closure notifications
Reviewed 15 March 2023