Fire Management Contractors

2022/2023 Fire Management Contractors List

Mornington Peninsula Shire is calling on local contractors to apply to be part of our fire management contactor list.

In the lead-up to summer and during the declared fire danger period, the Shire inspects private land for fire hazards. Where a hazard is identified, landowners will be sent a fire prevention notice to remove the fire hazard by a specified date. A fire prevention notice (FPN) is issued under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 or Fire Rescue Victoria Act 1958.

To help owners carry out the work, the Shire includes a list of contractors with the fire prevention notice.

Contractors must fulfill a set of criteria to be published on the list. The fire management contractor list will also be available on the Shire’s website.

Fire management works on private property

All works undertaken by contractors on the list are completed by agreement between the contractors and property owners. Contractors engaged to undertake fire management works resulting from an FPN must:
  • view and understand conditions on the FPN
  • view the compliance date on the FPN to ensure that you can complete the works by the compliance date
  • dispose of all vegetation in an appropriate manner.

How can I apply? 

Applications for contractors close at 5pm on 26 October 2022. No late applications will be accepted.


Apply now

You can also download and complete the hard copy Contractors List Application Form(PDF, 687KB). You can submit your hard copy form via email to or mail to:

Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Environment Protection Unit
Private Bag 1000
NB: Due to current mail delays, online lodgement or emailing is preferred. If you choose to send your application via mail it must be received by the closing date. Please phone 5950 1050 to advise if you have mailed in your application.

Please phone the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on 5950 1050 if you have any queries relating to the application process. 


Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a FPN?
Under Section 41 of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 and Section 87 of the Fire Rescue Victoria Act 1958 the Shire may issue a Fire Prevention Notice (FPN) to a private property owner. An FPN is issued on a parcel of land after an officer has inspected the property and formed the opinion there is a fire hazard, or likely to be a fire hazard, on the land.  An FPN specifies conditions detailing the required fire management works and the date for completion.  Only the work stated on the FPN is authorised to be carried out and it must be done within the specified timeframe.

Am I guaranteed to be on the Contractor List if I apply?
There is no obligation on the Shire to accept any application, or to place anyone on the Fire Management Contractors List.  The Shire does not recommend, preference or endorse any contractor on this list.


What will happen to your information and details?
If you are successful, your details will appear on the contractors list which will be publicly available on the Shire’s web site and sent to residents who receive a Fire Prevention Notice.


What are my responsibilities?
All works undertaken by contractors on the list are completed by agreement between the contractors and property owners.