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.