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PREPARE YOUR PROPERTY
Check – Clear – Prepare
Know what you can and can’t do without a permit.
If you live in a rural or regional area you may not need a permit to clear trees, branches and scrub from around your home. Reducing the vegetation from around your home is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe in a bushfire.
Depending on where you live, the 10/30 rule and the 10/50 rule might apply.
Clearing up around your house in preparation for the fire season has never been so easy. Get on with it!
Risk of Fire
Risk is most extreme if your home is surrounded by or near a forest or woodlands. By recognising and understanding your risk will help you to prepare your property for fire.
Understanding how fire behaves is another great step in being prepared. Bushfires are unpredictable and vary greatly according to the local conditions, but the worst ones will start on hot, dry and windy days.
CFA has a wealth of resources to help you understand your fire risk and know what to do before and during a fire. One of the best ways to start planning is to look at where you live. Click on the link below that best describes where you live:
Community Information Guides are a key source of information for communities in high bushfire risk areas. They are an important tool to help you understand your local area’s plans for bushfire and how everyone works together.