The Planned Burning Notification System notifies people when a planned burn in a park or forest is close to being ignited.
currently updating the fire operations plan for public land in Victoria. While
this update is being carried out the PBNS will not display all planned burns. A
full list of burns planned across the state will be available in the PBNS from Monday
8 August 2016.
The system has been designed to assist people who would like advance notice of upcoming planned burns to make informed decisions about managing the effects of planned burns.
It complements the DELWP planned burns now and next 10 days web page, the VicEmergency website and FireReady app for information about current planned
The Planned Burning Notification System is an opt-in system that you can customise to suit your particular notification needs. It displays all burns that are intended to be carried out in parks and forests in Victoria over the next three years and shows their statuses - these are the planned burns in
DELWP's current fire operations plans (FOP), and VicForests regeneration burns.
How it works
You can choose:
- which planned burns to be notified about – either all burns near a location or specific burns
- how to be notified – by SMS, email, or both
- at what statuses to be notified – within the next 10 days, next 24 hours, and/or in progress.
When subscribing to a location the system will automatically select all burns within a 10 km radius of the location across the three years of the fire operations plans.
You will automatically receive a message when any burn you are subscribed to reaches one of the statuses you have nominated.
DELWP tries to make sure the information is accurate and timely – but planned burning often requires changes. For example weather conditions may mean that a burn does not proceed when expected, or DELWP crews may need to do further work on a burn at a later date.
Creating and managing your account is easy. However, if you get stuck, see help about using the planned burning notification system.
For further support contact the VicEmergency Hotline .
Note that Apple mobile phones with iOS7 or older will list and display burns only at the following statuses – 'within 10 days', 'next 24 hrs' and 'in progress'. All other functionality (searching and subscribing to locations and creating an account) will operate as normal.
To find out about stopping messages either temporarily (such as if you are going away on holiday) or permanently, see help about using the planned burning notification system.