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Firewood Collection Permit Application

Fill in this form to apply for a firewood collection permit. 

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Please note the following conditions before commencing the application:

  • This permit is valid for one month from the application date.
  • Firewood collection is not permitted on the roads listed on the reverse side of this application.
  • This Permit does not entitle the user to exclusive use.
  • This Permit is not tranferable and limited to 1 cubic metre per load.
  • Firewood obtained under this permit is for personal use only.
  • Firewood is to be collected from fallen dead wood on the roadside only. No trees (alive or dead) are to be felled nor are branches to be cut from standing trees (alive or dead).
  • The Permit Holder must do everything practicable to prevent the spread of weeds on the roadside. This includes using chainsaws and vehicles cleaned of vegetative matter
  • It is the Permit Holder’s responsibility to take all reasonable care and avoid any damage to native vegetation, including trees, shrubs, grasses and ground covers.
  • The use of heavy vehicles is not permitted.
  • Firewood collection is not permitted on ‘Total Fire Ban’ days or on days of extreme fire danger.
  • This permit is only valid in dry conditions.
  • All litter must be taken from the site.
  • It is the responsibility of the licensed driver to observe all Victorian road rules and be considerate of other road users.
  • Do not drive off the road formation.
  • Plant and machinery operators should be competent in its use, wear appropriate safety clothing, avoid working alone and have a first aid kit available.
  • The Permit Holder shall carry this Permit at all times whilst collecting firewood under this Permit and firewood must be transported in the nominated vehicle that appears on the Permit.
  • The Permit Holder agrees to hold harmless the Council, its servants and agents and each of them in connection with all claims resulting from damage, loss, death or injury whatsoever which may otherwise be brought or made or claimed by the Permit Holder or their beneficiaries against the Council.

Firewood collection is NOT PERMITTED on the following roads due to the high conservation value of the roadside vegetation.

  • Altmans Road – Tolmie
  • Ancona Road – Merton
  • Ashwin Road – Macs Cove
  • Blue Range Road – Bridge Creek
  • Bretts Lane – Bridge Creek
  • Buttercup Road (after Greenways Lane) – Merrijig Faithfulls Road – Tolmie
  • Finks Road – Merton
  • Glen Creek Road (from Harpers Road to Red Box Court) – Barjarg Goldworthys Link Track – Ancona
  • Grammar School Road – Merrijig
  • Harpers Road – Barjarg
  • Harris Road – Ancona
  • Howes Creek-Goughs Bay Road – Howes Creek
  • Howqua Track (after Wild Dog Road) – Merrijig
  • Knights Road – Merton
  • Knott Road – Ancona
  • Kubeils Road – Merton
  • Maklins Road – Merton
  • Mantongoon Road – Bonnie Doon
  • Merton-Strathbogie Road – Merton
  • Monkey Gully Road – Delatite
  • Mountain Bay Road (before The Entrance) - Goughs Bay
  • North Creek Road – Ancona
  • O’Hallorans Road – Bridge Creek
  • Old Gobur Road – Merton
  • Old Strathbogie Road – Merton
  • Old Tonga Road – Delatite
  • Penny Lane – Merton
  • Piries-Goughs Bay Road (after Woods Lane) - Goughs Bay
  • Rifle Butts Road - Mansfield
  • Sandy Creek Road – Barjarg
  • Sawpit Gully Road – Bridge Creek
  • Shorts Road – Merton
  • Sonnberg Drive – Bonnie Doon
  • Three Chain Road – Piries
  • Tallangalook Road – Ancona
  • Tolmie-Mahaikah Road – Tolmie
  • Walshs Road – Goughs Bay
  • Youngs Road – Barjarg
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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 October, 2018 - 16:32