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Fire Prevention

Preparing your property for summer is vital for the survival of life and property during wildfire.

Council advises all landholders that they share responsibility for fire prevention and Southern Grampians Shire have a number of programs to ensure that the area is free of fire hazards.

Council undertake a structured annual inspection program to identify properties that may have vegetation that does or may pose a hazard in the event of a fire occurring.

Many residents are unsure what they should do to properly prepare their property but it is not difficult and there is a range of information available on what to do.

Information about preparing for fires is available from on our Fires page and from .

Some residents do not have the ability to clear blocks, therefore Council provides a list of Contractors who have registered their names as being available to provide this service are listed below for your reference, please read the disclaimer on the list carefully.

For further advice contact the Council's Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on (03) 5573 0444

Travel Exemption to Prepare your Property for Flood or Fire

If you live in metropolitan Melbourne but have property in our Shire and you need to prepare for the flood and fire season, you will need to apply to travel to the Southern Grampians Shire for the sole purpose of preparing your property.

Please fill in the form below to apply for access. If accepted, you will be provided with a letter allowing you to travel to the property stated for the sole reason indicated in the form below.

Letters of Approval are issued for a maximum of 72 hours only (inclusive of travel time).

Please note that while you are in the Southern Grampians Shire, Metropolitan Melbourne Second Step restrictions will still apply to you within the Shire. For more information on these restrictions, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website

Please visit for more information about what you can and cannot do with regards to visiting your property in regional Victoria at this time.


Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
111 Brown Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone 03 5573 0444

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