Access to Victoria's parks and forests may be restricted for a number of
Bushfire Code Red days
When Code Red days are declared,
parks and forests within a weather district will be closed. More information on
Code Red related park closures can be found at Parks Victoria.
For further information see the
Public Safety Zones
Public Safety Zones are areas where
access is closed or restricted to ensure public safety.
These may be applied to 'planned burns' and 'fire operations areas' in State
When: Public access is not allowed while either a sign is displayed, DELWP
staff, equipment, machinery or vehicles are present.
Where: Public access is not allowed within a planned burn or other fuel
management work area, ancillary works associated with these areas or within the
'safety exclusion buffer zone', 'burn' or 'planned burn' areas within State
forest. The safety exclusion buffer zone is a 150 meter buffer around these
DELWP's Fire Operations Plan outlines where planned burns and other fuel
management activities are planned. Public access to these areas may be
restricted. Regional PDF maps and a
state-wide interactive map is provided on the Approved Fire Operations Plan page.
details call the Regional Program Manager Planned Burning and Roading during
business hours via the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
restrictions and conditions that apply to public safety zones for fire operations,
refer to the Declaration of Public
Safety Zones [PDF File - 2.1 MB]