End Of Firewood Collection Season Approaches
South West residents are being reminded that the Autumn 2020 Firewood Collection Season will close across the state at midnight on June 30.
“From July 1 it is illegal to collect firewood from State Forests and Forest Parks, and there are serious penalties for failing to follow firewood collection rules” said FFMVic Chief Fire Officer Chris Hardman.
“Under Victorian legislation, firewood can only be collected during the firewood collection seasons between 1 March to 30 June 2020 (autumn season) and 1 September to 30 November 2020 (spring season).”
Limits are in place to prevent households stockpiling large volumes of firewood from public land and denying others a supply.