Banyule is impacted by declared fire seasons, which occur every year and last an average of four months (usually December through to April).
The greatest threat of bushfire is from the north and north-west where fire may enter Banyule from the Shire of Nillumbik and/or the City of Whittlesea.
Greensborough - Apollo Parkways
Greensborough - Apollo Parkways is at the southern most part of the Plenty Gorge and has been assessed as having a VERY HIGH to EXTREME bushfire risk by the Victorian Fire Risk Register.
Greensborough residents should refer to the Greensborough - Apollo Parkways Community Information Guide or alternatively contact the VicEmergency Hotline.
Get your Fire Ready Kit today!
The CFA Fire Ready Kit helps you to understand your risk, prepare your property and develop a bushfire plan. Get the CFA Fire Ready Kit online or contact the Victoria Bushfire Information Line (1800 226 226).
Fire Danger Period
The Fire Danger Period is declared by the CFA for each municipality based on the conditions of the area.
To learn more about the Fire Danger Period visit the CFA website.
Total Fire Bans
Total Fire Bans are declared by district. Banyule is located in the CENTRAL DISTRICT.
To find out what you can and can’t do during fire danger periods and Total Fire Bans go to the CFA website or call the Victoria Bushfire Information Line (1800 226 226).
No fires are permitted within the open air on days of Total Fire Ban. Some exemptions do apply, however you will require a permit. Contact your local CFA District Office or CFA headquarters on 9262 8444 for more information.
Call 1800 226 226 or 1800 555 667 (National Relay Service) for more information on:
- Major bushfires (during and after).
- Total fire bans and fire restrictions.
- Key bushfire preparation and planning.
- Program, publication and services available.
- Bushfire safety messages.
- Current fire danger ratings.
- Community meeting.
Fire Danger Rating
Click on each of the Fire Danger Ratings listed to find our what they mean and what you should do.