Collecting firewood

There are several options for firewood collection. You can either collect it from one of our depots or you can collect it from approved roadsides.

You will need a permit for both options and the following costs apply: 

Full fee $22.00
Concession card holder $15.00

Firewood depots

We have established two community firewood depots located at Eldorado and Glenrowan. The depots provide the community with a sustainable firewood supply and reduces the need to remove timber from roadsides.

Where are the depots?

  • Eldorado Firewood Depot - between Main St and Trezise St, Eldorado
  • Glenrowan Firewood Depot - Park Road (off Rifle Range Road), Glenrowan

When are the depots open?

Depots are open outside of the fire danger period, usually from April to October. Supply is not guaranteed so you will need to visit the depots to check if wood is available before purchasing a permit.

How to buy a permit

A permit is needed each time you take wood from the depot. Each permit allows you to take a maximum of two cubic metres per visit. The annual limit is six cubic metres per household. Please be fair and think of your neighbours - don't take all the wood!

Depot permits are available from the following locations:

Depot Where to buy a permit
Eldorado Firewood Depot 
  • Eldorado General Store
  • Wangaratta Government Centre
Glenrowan Firewood Depot
  • Glenrowan Post Office
  • Wangaratta Government Centre

Roadside collection

The collection of roadside timber is only available on lower conservation roadsides to ensure protection of our native vegetation. 

How to apply

Roadside firewood permits are available from our Government Centre, 62 - 68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. Staff will determine if the proposed roadside is suitable for collection and can advise you on alternative options.