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Firewood Collection

Firewood Collection

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.

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FFMVic supports domestic firewood provision through the creation of firewood collection areas on public land and a list of these areas can be found at www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood.

During the designated collection periods an individual can collect a maximum of two cubic metres of firewood in a day and may collect up to 16 cubic metres per household per financial year.

Those wishing to collect firewood before the season ends are asked to be considerate, use common sense and follow physical distancing requirements.

Any information the community may have about the illegal removal of firewood for sale can be reported to DELWP on 136 186.

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