Fire restrictions in six North East areas will begin from 1am on Monday, November 30.
The Country Fire Authority has announced the fire danger period for the Wodonga, Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek local government areas.
During this time, fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permit from the CFA or a municipal fire prevention officer.
CFA District 24 Assistant Chief Fire Officer Adrian Gutsche said average winter rainfall across the North East region meant the grass fire potential was further heightened by increased fuel loads that were now drying out quickly.
"Any rainfall we do experience in spring and early summer will continue to produce growth, which could very easily become a high fuel load throughout the summer season if not properly managed," he said.
"Reducing fuel loads will ensure if a fire does break out, it has less chance of taking hold or spreading."
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Mr Gutsche said people using fire to clean up around their properties needed to register this on 1800 668 511.
"So far this year, out-of-control burn-offs and unregistered burn-offs have already caused unnecessary call-outs to brigades," he said.
"You should not burn off when winds are high or high winds are forecast - not only on the day of your burn but for the days afterwards.
"For information about burn-off restrictions specific to your area, consult your local council."