Firewood collection - River Red Gum Parks
The Autumn Firewood Collection Season for 2020 starts across Victoria on Sunday 1 March and closes on Tuesday 30 June.
Parks Victoria will manage domestic firewood collection from two River Red Gum Parks this autumn season: Robinvale and Barmah Island.
Alternative sources of firewood include access to other public firewood collection areas throughout Victoria or commercial suppliers.
More information and updates, including interactive maps showing designated collection areas will be available on www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood from 1 March.
Three firewood collection sites will open in the Robinvale area this autumn.
Class of Person Restrictions will apply to firewood collection. Access to firewood in Robinvale will only be available to residents of the Rural Cities of Mildura and Swan Hill.
In the interest of public safety, the opening date for domestic firewood collection on Barmah Island will be delayed until mid-March. Check www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood for updates.
Class of Person Restrictions will apply to firewood collection from Barmah Island. Access to firewood at Barmah Island will be targeted to locals. Those eligible to collect firewood from mid-March are:
1. Residents from the postcode 3639 (Barmah, Lower Moira, Picola, Picola West)
2. Residents of the Moira and Campaspe shires with a current concession card (Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veterans Affairs Gold Card)
3. Persons who are, or are eligible to be, members of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.
Parks Victoria will assess the remaining supply of firewood at Barmah Island two weeks into the autumn season. If supply levels allow, access to firewood may be extended to other residents of the Moira and Campaspe Shires.