East Central Bushfire Risk Landscape

The East Central Bushfire Landscape includes Melbourne's northern and eastern fringe, extends through Alexandra and the Yarra Valley, Mount Baw Baw, the Thomson and Upper Yarra catchments, and reaches down through the Latrobe Valley and South Gippsland. It includes the Dandenong Ranges, French Island and Mornington Peninsula.

The diverse landscapes to the north and east of Melbourne, from the high country around Lake Eildon east to the Latrobe Valley and south to Wilsons Promontory, are blessed with some of the richest and rarest flora and fauna in Australia – and arguably in the world. They are also among the most thickly forested and heavily populated areas of regional Victoria. It is precisely this combination of dense forests, lush farmlands and plentiful communities that makes this region so vulnerable to bushfires.

Fires that start and spread in East Central can cause significant impacts to our key assets.

Use this page to find out more about bushfire risk and management in East Central, and ask us questions.


The East Central Bushfire Landscape includes Melbourne's northern and eastern fringe, extends through Alexandra and the Yarra Valley, Mount Baw Baw, the Thomson and Upper Yarra catchments, and reaches down through the Latrobe Valley and South Gippsland. It includes the Dandenong Ranges, French Island and Mornington Peninsula.

The diverse landscapes to the north and east of Melbourne, from the high country around Lake Eildon east to the Latrobe Valley and south to Wilsons Promontory, are blessed with some of the richest and rarest flora and fauna in Australia – and arguably in the world. They are also among the most thickly forested and heavily populated areas of regional Victoria. It is precisely this combination of dense forests, lush farmlands and plentiful communities that makes this region so vulnerable to bushfires.

Fires that start and spread in East Central can cause significant impacts to our key assets.

Use this page to find out more about bushfire risk and management in East Central, and ask us questions.


Project News

  • East Central Learning Network now online!

    3 months ago
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    The East Central Learning Network is now online!

    Check here for the latest news and ability to comment on Learning Network themes and topics.

    The East Central Learning Network is now online!

    Check here for the latest news and ability to comment on Learning Network themes and topics.

  • Bushfire risk information for East Central

    8 months ago
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    The East Central landscape holds 31% of the bushfire risk in Victoria and 59% of the State's population. To find out where this risk lies and what fuel management DELWP is doing to reduce it, head over to our webpage. The Strategic Bushfire Management Plan for East Central shows DELWP exploring a strategic, risk-based approach to bushfire management on public land.

    The East Central landscape holds 31% of the bushfire risk in Victoria and 59% of the State's population. To find out where this risk lies and what fuel management DELWP is doing to reduce it, head over to our webpage. The Strategic Bushfire Management Plan for East Central shows DELWP exploring a strategic, risk-based approach to bushfire management on public land.
  • Safer Together

    8 months ago
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    The Andrews Labor Government today released and responded to the independent investigation of the Lancefield-Cobaw fire, which resulted from a planned burn that broke containment lines in early October, and the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s report into Victoria’s fuel management targets. Read more here and find out more about the new approach here.

    If you have questions, you can submit a question to our Q&A.


    The Andrews Labor Government today released and responded to the independent investigation of the Lancefield-Cobaw fire, which resulted from a planned burn that broke containment lines in early October, and the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s report into Victoria’s fuel management targets. Read more here and find out more about the new approach here.

    If you have questions, you can submit a question to our Q&A.
  • Warburton Bushfire Scenario Workshop

    10 months ago
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    If you live in or around Warburton and want to better understand how to prepare for bushfires, head to our project page, and find out more about the upcoming Warburton bushfire scenario.

    If you live in or around Warburton and want to better understand how to prepare for bushfires, head to our project page, and find out more about the upcoming Warburton bushfire scenario.