On 1 September 2022 fire danger ratings changed in Australia to the Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS). The AFDRS is the same in every state and territory.
Fire Danger Ratings provide information so people in affected areas can take action to protect themselves and others. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions and the greater the impact will be if a fire starts.
There are now four Fire Danger Ratings levels: Moderate, High, Extreme and Catastrophic. When no Fire Danger Rating is issued the arrow will point to a white ‘no rating’ level.
Daily fire danger ratings can be found on the CFA website.
In the Yarra Ranges, high fire risk often happens at the same time as a heat wave. Find out how to keep cool during a heat wave.
Prepare for possible power outages with a battery-operated radio, a charged phone that doesn’t rely on mains power and a torch. Find out more about power outages
Livestock and horses need to be removed early or moved to low risk areas early in the day. Find out more at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries.