FIRE brigades across Central Victoria will receive station upgrades and new equipment under a multi-million dollar grants program.
Twelve volunteer CFA units from the region were given grants by the state government to purchase vehicles and other necessary items in the lead-up to the fire season.
The upgrades will deliver a new car park at Goornong CFA and more lockers for Strathfieldsaye CFA.
Baringhup West CFA are set to receive a field command vehicle worth more than $40,000 and Harcourt CFA will get a new $20,000 storage shed.
The funding is part of a broader progam to better resource volunteer-run CFA brigades across the state.
Member for northern Victoria Damian Drum said it would bolster equipment supplies ahead of what was expected to be a busy summer for firefighters.
Mr Drum said the CFA had determined the areas of need for where the spending should be directed.
"The most pleasing part about this whole thing is that the CFA have prioritised where equipment was needed," he said.
"It will certainly come in handy with the fire season just around the corner."
Among the other upgrades around the region Guildford CFA received funding for exhaust fans and air conditioning, Elphinstone CFA was given a grant for motorised doors and Campbells Creek CFA was given funding for a Quick Fill pump.
Mr Drum said the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program has funded more than $35 million worth of equipment since 2012. He said there were 300 grants delivered in Victoria in the latest series of grants.
"It's all about the government making more money available than ever before," he said.
“The government is committed to giving our community services the resources they need to protect the community."
Mr Drum said he was hopeful most of the equipment would be ready, or ordered by summer.