Melbournians urged not to come to the region to burn off
The Country Fire Authority wants Melbourne residents who own Mallee property to avoid returning to the region to burn off.
Residents of Melbourne who own land in the Mallee can visit a secondary or holiday home under the current restrictions to undertake emergency maintenance, which would cover burning off.
Melbourne residents can apply for a permit from their local council from October 6th, which allows them to visit their property to do maintenance. If the application is approved, they can travel to our region but must be back in metropolitan Melbourne within 72 hours of leaving.