IDEAL weather conditions including mild days, cool nights and light winds mean Forest Fire Management Victoria's planned burns will through autumn.
FFMVic has already conducted burns near Maryborough, Dunolly, St Arnaud and Castlemaine. It is completing one near Heathcote this weekend.
Acting regional manager for forest fire operations Paul Bates said upcoming planned burns also included areas near One Tree Hill, Castlemaine, Denver, Macedon, Kyneton, Talbot, Wedderburn and Avoca.
"We have quite a few planned burns if conditions suit over next few weeks," he said.
"Sometimes people do ask why we do the bulk (of planned burns) in autumn. The stable and predictable weather conditions mean there will be light winds, mild days and cool nights. It is the best opportunity for for planned burns.
"We could do winter burning but it's not suitable for larger fuel reduction burning.
"Cultural burning is becoming more commonplace and can be suited to later autumn and winter burning. But any opportunity we can have with suitable weather (is good for a burn), Autumn is generally the best time."
Mr Bates said FFM Vic uses its strategic fire management plan to determine where it should conduct a planned burn.
"(It's) based on modelling on where the best places to reduce a bushfire impact on a community," he said.
"In general most people (have been) supportive of the burns and we work with groups. Overall the communities are supportive and know we are doing these burns as a way of reducing (fire) risks."
Mr Bates said he felt there were no major or serious fires in central Victoria over summer, compared to the rest of the country.
"We had a dry spring and summer and were fortunate to get a bit more rain but there were no major or serious fires," he said.
"There was that burn (of) 110 hectares out at Huntly, where it was (was concerning) but it wasn't large and there was a lot of good work by firefighters in ordinary conditions.
"The mulching and slashing is about preparing communities and land. Everyone does work towards that."