Maps used by the Victorian Country Fire Authority to help residents avoid the devastation of another Black Saturday are years out of date and contain a raft of embarrassing errors, Crikey can reveal.

On several "Township Protection Plan" maps developed for 52 high-risk fire areas identified by the Brumby Government for this year's bushfire season, the names of prominent landmarks are misspelled, drained dams erroneously appear and one beach is located kilometres from its actual location.