Specific bushfire construction standards apply in designated bushfire prone areas in Victoria. These bushfire construction requirements are aimed at improving bushfire protection for residential buildings. If your property is in a Bushfire Prone Area your building permit will require that you meet specific construction standards for bushfire protection if you want to build or develop your land. The creation of the Bushfire Prone Area map fulfils one of the 67 recommendations made by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Bushfire Prone Areas are areas that are subject to or likely to be subject to bushfires.
Changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 now require a Bushfire Prone Area Property Report to be included with the vendor statement.
Victoria has mapped bushfire prone areas. There are many precautions you can take to help protect your home and maximise your safety.
If you are planning to build or renovate key steps include: