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Getting fire ready

Tips for preparing your property


The CFA website is your best resource for to date information about preparing for bushfire. This includes plans for preparing your property and creating an emergency fire ready kit.

Visit the CFA

Warnings & current incidents

You can find information on warnings and current incidents at the VicEmergency website.

Be prepared and have a written and practiced plan for high fire risk days. When you are relocating you might want to consider one of our suggested places to go on high fire risk days.

View current warnings

Neighbourhood Safer Places & Community fire refuges

We have a number of Neighbourhood Safer Places and Community Fire Refuges provided for community as last resort survival options. These do not replace having a well thought out and practiced survival plan. Going to a Neighbourhood safer place or Fire refuge is only a last resort if your plans have failed.

Preparing your region

This year we spent around $1.5m on fire preparations including:

  • Inspecting about 54,000 properties
  • Issuing fire prevention notices to landowners.
  • Slashing 1500km of roadside
  • Fire preparation for reserves

Our Annual Fire Readiness Program (PDF, 3MB)  details everything Council does in preparation for the fire season each year including roadside and reserve slashing. See what's included in the annual slashing program (XLSX, 103KB) .

Find out more about fire prevention including a list of contractors (PDF, 510KB) you can use to help you prepare.

In the event of a fire call Emergency services on 000, and contact our Community Safety Department on 1300 368 333 with any questions about becoming fire ready.

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