Community Firewood Depots

Community Firewood Depots

The Rural City of Wangaratta has established two firewood depots located at Eldorado and Glenrowan. The depots assist the community to maintain access to a sustainable firewood supply, and reduce the need to remove timber from roadsides. Fallen timber (especially hollows) are important habitats and shelters for small animals; over time they break down and place valuable nutrients back in to the soil. 

Timber at firewood depots is supplied by a combination of storm events and routine works by Councils Arboriculture Team. This means timber supply is not guaranteed and is likely to be green rather than seasoned.  It is advisable to check what material is in the depot before purchasing a permit. The wood is made available as logs so a chainsaw is required to collect timber from the depots. When operating a chainsaw it is important to remember to use personal protective equipment such as: cut proof pants or chaps, ear muffs, hard hat, steel capped boots and protective eyewear.

Rural City of Wangaratta (RCoW) Firewood Permits can be purchased at the following locations:

Collection Location

Location Details

Where do I purchase a Permit?

Eldorado Firewood Depot

Between Main Street and Tresize Street, Eldorado.

Eldorado Post Office (McEvoy Tavern and General Store)

Wangaratta Government Centre

Glenrowan Firewood Depot

Rifle Range Road, Glenrowan

Glenrowan Post Office

Wangaratta Government Centre


Low conservation roadsides only, customer service staff will determine if the roadside is suitable for collection.

Wangaratta Government Centre

Council encourages residents to collect from their nearest township to enable even distribution of firewood. Firewood Permits are required to collect firewood from Council firewood depots and approved roadsides. These are available from the Glenrowan Post Office, the Eldorado Post Office and the Wangaratta Government Centre.  A permit is needed for works on road reserves and depots and assist Council to understand firewood demand. The fees assist in maintaining and stocking the firewood depots.

  • $21.00 Non Concession and
  • $14.00 Concession Card Holders

Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) collection area are open on a short term seasonal basis. Please visit the DEPI Firewood webpage

For further information please download "A guide to Firewood Brochure" (see below) or contact Council on (03) 5722 0888.

View the locations of the Firewood collection areas below. 

PDFA Guide to Firewood Brochure (1757 KB)

PDFLocation of Glenrowan Depot (368 KB)

PDFLocation of Eldorado Depot (327 KB)

Last Updated: 30-06-2016

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