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Not that I'm aware of, in Victoria at least.

DELWP operate on various RMR channels. I monitor a few around here.
 

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Broadcastify have approve online CFA feeds.

For real time scanning:
VIC - RMR Dispatch TG's 305xx (xx is the CFA district).
ACT - NSW GRN Rural Fire Service OPS TG 40068 for hourly SITREPS.
SA - GRN Forestry TG's (https://www.sascan.net.au) for Forestry regions P25 TG's - hourly SITREPS.
 

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Channel 836 161.2875 analogue: Mt. Macedon, Mt. Ida, One Tree Hill etc.
Channel 762 164.1375 P25: Pretty Sally, Mt. Despair, Mt. Hickey etc.
Channel 718 164.2625 P25: Mt. Franklin, Mt. Blackwood etc.

Ch. 718 is also used by DELWP ops & ICC and patched to another couple of channels, so these particular fire towers may or may not be on the channel - I don't know what other channel they use. They may use SMR.

Wow, do they still have those? I would have thought they would have been replaced decades ago with remote controlled cameras!
Well, I guess HD cameras vs. someone with a good set of eyes with binos and a bunch of radios, they've decided to stay with the latter, at least for now :)

Fire Lookout Towers in Victoria
 
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Channel 836 161.2875 analogue: Mt. Macedon, Mt. Ida, One Tree Hill etc.
Channel 762 164.1375 P25: Pretty Sally, Mt. Despair, Mt. Hickey etc.
Channel 718 164.2625 P25: Mt. Franklin, Mt. Blackwood etc.

Ch. 718 is also used by DELWP ops & ICC and patched to another couple of channels, so these particular fire towers may or may not be on the channel - I don't know what other channel they use. They may use SMR.
WOW thank you. you seem to know it all.
 

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They also use the SMR to group call at half hourly intervals at this time of year. I live right in the middle of most of the north eastern towers and the spotters have done a fantastic job this season, with many fires started by lightning. They are invaluable.
 
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