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:
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?
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:
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.
To collect firewood from State Forests, please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning site for more information.