UPDATE: RAIN is continuing to fall in the eastern Riverina and North East Victoria with a large band still moving through.
Some of the official totals until 9am included 112mm at Biggara and 115mm at Mt Hotham, which is expected to douse the fire which has raged there for about five weeks.
Across the border, Griffith had 44mm, Goolgowi 60mm, West Wyalong 52mm and Wagga Wagga 22mm.
But there have been falls of up to 100mm in the past 24 hours in some areas which could signal the start of the autumn break for those lucky enough to be under big falls.
A State Control Centre spokesman this afternoon told Weekly Times Now there had been significant rain across several but not all fires in Victoria.
The Harrietville-North fire area has received 57mm in the past 48 hours, the Harrietville-South fire copped 111mm. "It's quite good rain totals and both fires are contained," he said.
The Aberfeldy fire in Gippsland received about 69mm in 48 hours but is still listed as going but controlled.
The Grampians fire area didn't received much rain at all, he said.
"There's no other way to look at it, (other than) it's good news," he said.
He warned temperatures were forecast to start to climb this weekend and areas of Victoria like the north west were still warm and dry.
Farmers are pinning their hopes that the good falls in the past few days in some areas may be the end of the dry times.
If follow up falls come within the next couple of weeks, it would be the best autumn break south-eastern Australia has seen for years.
It is still raining in the Riverina and there is currently a severe storm warning for that region.
There are also flood warnings for the Murray River upstream of the Hume Weir, but the severe storm warnings for Victorian areas of the northern country, north east, west south and east Gippsland have been cancelled.
Culcairn farmer Paul Godde said there was 12mm on the home farm yesterday but another 86mm fell last night, bringing the total rain for the week to 100mm.
He said the rain was probably a month too early to be considered a real break, but was very welcome and would put moisture back into the soil.
The Goddes, who were finalists in The Weekly Times Farmer of the Year competition, will now plant some grazing wheats for sheep to graze on the back of the rain.
They also run a fertiliser business and are busily organising supplies in an anticipated peak in demand following the rains.
Tooma farmer Brad Pierce said he tipped 100mm out of the gauge this morning, following on from 25mm yesterday.
"It's a good rain, we needed it," he said.
"We have got a lot of river flats and this will be ideal."
The big rains have been largely in the east of the state, with most of western Victoria, the Wimmera and the Mallee receiving under 10mm in the 24 hours to 9am.