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Preparing for bushfire season

Ahead of the Fire Danger Period starting on 30 January, from next week our inspectors will be visiting over 2,400 homes in bushfire prone areas, to make sure fire risks are being proactively managed.

Bushfires and grassfires do not only impact properties in rural areas. Fires can occur in urban areas, where houses have grass, bushland or parkland surrounding their property.

Preparing for bushfire season, will help you manage fire risk on your property, as well as protecting the safety of your family and pets.

Things you can do to prepare your property for bushfire season are:

  • keep grass cut to less than 10cm
  • keep gutters clear of leaf litter
  • cut back branches overhanging buildings
  • get rid of dry grass, leaves, twigs and loose bark
  • store flammable liquids and woodpiles away from the house

It is also recommended that you prepare an emergency plan and kit, in case an emergency arises. This way, everyone in your family know what actions to take to protect themselves.

For more advice on bushfire preparedness, view the Emergency preparedness booklet or visit the Country Fire Authority (CFA) website.

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