Without a permit, a person must not collect wood from the road reserve. To obtain a roadside wood collection permit and make payment, please contact Council on (03) 5391 4444 or email@example.com.
A roadside wood collection permit is only able to be obtained outside the Declared Fire Danger period. The Fire Danger period is declared by the CFA and is subject to weather conditions; this means that the Declared Fire Danger period may differ annually.
These permits allow the holder to collect up to one cubic metre of wood from Council managed road reserves.
PLEASE NOTE that not all roads can be collected from – for a list of roads that you CANNOT collect from, click here.
You are also able to collect firewood for free from a designated collection area within a State Forest. This does not require a permit, however collection is only permitted within the designated area and time period and collection rules and limits apply. For more information, please contact the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning or visit https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood/firewood-collection-in-your-region.