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How is a ban declared?

Total Fire Bans (TFBs) are declared by DFES acting under authority delegated by the Minister for Emergency Services.

The decision to declare a TFB is made following advice from the Bureau of Meteorology and consultation with the relevant local governments.

TFBs are declared using the whole local government boundary.