Whether you live on a farm or in a bushland suburb, it is important to understand the risks of bushfire and make preparations accordingly.
When there is a bushfire risk to assets or property (either existing or proposed development) due to forest or grasslands close by, that property is considered to be in a bush fire prone area.
Local councils have identified bushfire prone areas in collaboration with the Rural Fire Service and these are marked out on maps of the area. To find out if you live in a bushfire prone area, contact your local council. Ask about your local Bushfire Prone Land Map.