Get fire ready

Person placing leaves in the green bin

Preparing your property

Make sure that grass, leaves, bark and twigs are removed from around your home, shed and garages.

You may be able to burn off in some areas but make sure to check burning off restrictions first.

The CFA has more information on how to maintain your property. You can also assess your fire risk with the CFA's interactive tool.

Fire Hazard Inspections

Fire prevention is everyone's responsibility and now is the time to get fire ready.

Our fire prevention inspectors check properties across the Yarra Ranges in the lead up to and during the fire danger period.

If your property is deemed a risk, you will receive a fire prevention notice. To find out more about fire prevention notices, read our FAQ's page.

If you do not clean up, you will face penalties including:

  • All contractor costs, plus
  • Call out fee of $150, plus
  • Administration costs of $219, plus
  • A fine of $1,652

Find out more about our fire hazard inspection process.

What we'll do

We take fire prevention very seriously. To reduce fire fuel and hazards on local roads, Council runs an annual roadside slashing program.

If you lodge a request for a fire prevention inspection this summer, please allow around three weeks for it to be actioned.