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Upcoming prescribed burns

The map and table below are an interactive display showing prescribed burns planned for Autumn (January - June) and Spring (July - December) and their status. This information may change at any time as operations are rescheduled due to factors such as weather. This ensures that prescribed burns can be completed in a safe and effective way, and that the effect of smoke on the community is reduced.

Some of these proposed burns may still be subject to final approvals. Please note the area displayed is the environmental assessment area which can be greater or equal to the actual prescribed burn area. You can also view the map at full screen.

Smoke taint

Smoke exposure can affect wine grapes following bushfires in wine grape growing regions of Australia. And although prescribed burning is conducted to reduce this bushfire risk, the issue is the same. Smoke impacts from prescribed burns are managed carefully, and due to strategic steps taken to reduce the risk of smoke taint, it has not occurred as a result of the prescribed burn program. 

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Take a look at prescribed burns media releases for information on imminent and past burns.

What do the burn statuses mean?

Proposed

  • A proposed prescribed burn. Greater than 7 days away from commencement.

Within 7 days

  • Prescribed burn being considered for ignition in the next 7 days.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Within 24hrs

  • Prescribed burn may begin at any time within the next 24 hours, if weather and other conditions are suitable.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Ignited

  • Crews are lighting the burn.
  • Flames and smoke may be visible.
  • Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Patrolling

  • Once the burn has been carried out crews will patrol the burn area regularly.
  • Flames and smoke may be visible.

Safe

  • No material is burning within the burn area and no smoke should be produced.
  • Crews are no longer patrolling the burn.
  • The burn may return to a previous status if crews need to carry out further work within the burn area.

Completed

  • The burn is completed and no further works are required.