Due to the Hanging Rock precinct flooding, the reserve closed at midday to ensure visitor safety.The weather looks clearer over the weekend, and we anticipate the reserve will be open as usual. However, we will communicate any changes to opening hours on the weekend via the website and Facebook.
Plan your visit
Some online services such as online payments, permits and reporting an issue will be unavailable on 8 October between 8am and 12noon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is a great way to clean up your property, but there are conditions around when you are allowed to do this.
The CFA declares a fire danger period each year. No fire may be lit in the open air without a permit. Restrictions also apply outside the fire danger period.
The Municipal Fire Management Plan provides information to help the community reduce the risk and consequences of fire in the Macedon Ranges.
Where to go and what to do in the event of a heatwave or extremely hot day.
Neighbourhood Safer Places are places of last resort , where you go when your bushfire survival plan has failed.
Information for horse and livestock owners on how to be prepared in case of, and during, an emergency.
What you can do to prepare your family and property against the risk of bushfire.
Our Fire Prevention Officer conducts annual property inspections to check for fire hazards during the fire danger period.
Find out about roadside permits, our roadside slashing program, how we protect our natural environment and native vegetation regulations.
Did you know it has been a requirement to install smoke alarms in all residential dwellings for more than 20 years?
Find out about how smoke can impact air quality and your health.