Type Status Location Last Updated
This message is being issued for Beenak, Bunyip, Bunyip North, Cornucopia, Garfield, Garfield North, Gembrook, Gentle Annie, Labertouche, Longwarry, Longwarry North, Maryknoll, Nar Nar Goon North, Pakenham Upper, Tonimbuk, Tynong, Tynong North, Whites Corner

  • The bushfire located in Bunyip State Park is now contained .
  • This Community Information replaces the Advice Message issued 13 March 2019. 
  • There is still fire burning within containment lines so smoke may be visible in the coming days.  Heavy plant and machinery will continue to operate in the area.  
  • Favourable weather conditions have aided crews in blacking out the remaining hot spots.     
  • Management of the fire on private land south of the state park has been returned to local fire brigade control. 
  • Aircraft are using infrared scanning to assist ground crews identify hot spots to extinguish. 
  • Heavy machinery is working in Bunyip State Park falling trees. Bike riders must not enter the park. Police will be actively patrolling the area.
  • DEWLP Wildlife Officers are actively monitoring a number of fire affected animals. Please do not try to feed or approach injured animals. To report injured wildlife call 5960 7100. 
There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.

Bushfire Recovery Centre
A bushfire recovery centre has been established to provide information and support services to impacted residents at Bunyip Showgrounds and Recreation Reserve, 80 Longwarry-Nar Nar Goon Road, Bunyip.  

For Recovery Centre opening hours and a range of recovery-related information phone 1300 787 624 or visit Cardinia Shire Council website

Residents within the Baw Baw Shire phone: 1300 229 229 or visit Baw Baw Shire Council website

Road Closures:
  • All roads and tracks within the Bunyip State Park are closed until further notice. 
  • Fire Trucks and machinery are still working in the area. 
  • Be careful when driving on local roads and be aware there could be delays. 
  • Information on updated road closures is available via 13 11 70 or the VicTraffic website traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or download the VicTraffic app.

This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 04/04/2019 11:30 pm or as the situation changes.

For more information on preparing for bushfires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare.

If you can smell smoke, please note:
  • Smoke can affect people's health.
  • People with pre-existing health problems, heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
  • People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
Health information:
  • If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
  • Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
If you cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.

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