Today is the last day for spring firewood collection with serious penalties applying to people who break the law.
People face fines up to $8261 or one year in prison could for not following firewood collection rules.
Forest Fire Management Victoria's district manager for murray goldfields Adrian Parker said it is illegal for people to collect firewood on public land until the autumn firewood collection season opens in March next year.
"Serious penalties apply for those who break the law," he said. "Video surveillance cameras are used to monitor state forests and are complimented with regular patrols of forest areas.
"These officers can issue on-the-spot fines or take people to court for major offences.
"We want to remind the public that firewood can only be taken from designated collection areas in state forests during firewood collection season and is for personal use only and cannot be sold."