A Victorian man who burned down his rented home after dropping his kids off at school thought the property was linked to a secret society, pedophiles and a bikie gang.

Travis Kinseley, 34, was sentenced on Wednesday to at least two years and four months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to arson at the County Court of Victoria.

Kinseley told police he started the fire at his Sailors Hill home on November 12 last year because he believed it was a former bikie stronghold used by pedophiles and as a meeting place for the Illuminati secret society, Judge Sue Pullen said.