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When will a Total Fire Ban be declared?

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) is declared on days when fires are most likely to threaten lives and property. This is because of predicted adverse fire weather or when widespread fires are impacting the availability of resources.

The declaration of a ban considers local factors such as the forecast weather, available resources, the number of days since last rain and the amount of vegetation in the area that could burn during a fire.

In consultation with the Bureau of Meteorology and local governments the need for the ban is assessed and may be revoked during the day if the forecast weather does not eventuate or if weather conditions ease.