A CONTINGENT of Grampians fire-fighters will be one of two teams to take over incident management at the NSW bushfires.
Seven fire-fighters from the district's Country Fire Authority, Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Parks Victoria fire-fighting services left for NSW on Monday.
They will relieve a team working in one of two incident control centres, starting on Tuesday.
A Barwon South West unit has been managing the Hawkesbury Control Centre, while a Victorian metropolitan team was at the Mittagong Incident Control Centre.
Ararat district Country Fire Authority operations officer Chris Eagle said he received a call about 11.30am on Sunday from Victoria's State Control Centre.
“They asked for three people to go up as part of an incident management team,” he said.
Mr Eagle’s team arranged for a mapping officer, a planning officer and a safety officer to head off on Monday, returning on Friday.
About four Grampians-based fire-fighters from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Parks Victoria will also be part of the contingent.
The second incident management team departing on Monday will be comprised of eight Victorian metropolitan fire-fighters.
The state control centre has also requested two heavy tanker strike teams from the Loddon Mallee region.