The Environment Protection Agency has warned of ‘hazardous smoke conditions’ for Victoria as bushfire smoke blankets Melbourne.

The air quality is currently listed as moderate but will worsen to poor levels.

In Brighton, Dandenong and Box Hill, the air is already listed as very poor.

“Intense fire activity in the south-east and north east of Victoria is producing hazardous smoke conditions for Central and Eastern Victoria,” the EPA warning reads.

“These conditions are likely to persist for three days, and worsen on Sunday and Monday.”


Melburnians are being told to stay indoors to avoid the conditions.