The department plays a role, with other organisations, in helping to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency events. With Parks Victoria DELWP manages fire on Victoria's 7.6 million hectares of public land, or about one third of the State. This includes reducing the risk of fire, containing outbreaks and managing environmental effects.
This page shows Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Ban declarations as a map and as table data. Fire Danger Ratings are forecast for 4 days and a Total Fire Ban is declared by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and could be difficult to control.
VicEmergency is Victoria's primary website for emergency warnings for fire and flood and provides a single source of information and advice to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.