The Spring 2015 firewood collection season is now open.
Regions for firewood collection
your region below to access downloadable maps for each firewood collection
collection is generally managed by VicRoads or local governments. While roads
managed by VicRoads do not allow firewood collection, you can seek permission from
local governments. Roadside collection in State forests is only allowed in
Nominating someone to collect domestic firewood
are unable to collect firewood, you can nominate someone to collect on your behalf,
by completing the nomination form. Your nominee must carry the completed form
while collecting domestic firewood.
Nomination form for domestic firewood collection [PDF File - 59.2 KB]
Nomination form for domestic firewood collection (accessible) [MS Word Document - 229.5 KB]
Forest Explorer Online Interactive Maps
Forest Explorer Online Interactive Maps system displays firewood collection
areas across Victoria. The zoom and panning functions helps you identify and
obtain maps showing areas of interest. To view select Map Layers > Firewood
Collection Areas > Designated Collection areas > Refresh once in the Forest
Explorer Online Interactive Maps system.
Legislation governing domestic firewood collection
Act 1958 and the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 (for Shepparton
Regional Park) and associated regulations establish the rules and outline
penalties for domestic firewood collection, including fines up to $7380, up to
1 year imprisonment or both.
Domestic firewood collection area determination
collection areas are determined under the relevant legislation and published in
the Victoria Government Gazette, which can be viewed at www.gazette.vic.gov.au
Domestic firewood collection rules
Fact sheet firewood collection on public land [PDF File - 486.8 KB]
Fact sheet firewood collection on public land (accessible version) [MS Word Document - 1.4 MB]
further information call the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186.