Planned burn completed

Forest Fire Management Victoria’s ignition of the planned burn in Bunyip State Park was completed last week.

Smoke will continue to be visible in the surrounding area, and crews will remain on site throughout the night and in coming days to patrol the burn area until it’s safe.

This fuel reduction burn was carried out at the southwestern edge of Bunyip State Park between Pooley Rd and Sand Pit Ridge Track to develop a fuel reduced area north of Maryknoll for community protection.

“Thank you to the local community for your understanding while we completed this important work,“ a spokesperson from Forest Fire Management said in a Facebook post.

To find out when and where planned burns are happening near, go to or sign up at or call 1800 226 226.