Fires are a part of life in Victoria

Victoria is one of the most fire prone areas in the world. All Victorians need to know how to plan for, and respond to fire. How you respond will change depending on your situation. By taking the time to prepare, you can reduce your risk and help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Stay informed

One of the most important things you can do during fire season is to stay informed. Vic Emergency has up to date information and warnings across the state.

Download the VicEmergency app from Apple's App store (External link) or get it on Google Play (External link). You can also visit the website (External link)

Create a fire plan

If you live near areas that have significant bush, forest, long grass, or coastal scrub, then you need to have a fire plan (External link). You can also create a fire plan online, customised to your needs and sharable with family and friends with (External link)

Having a fire plan and preparing your property now could save your life.

For more information on preparing for bushfire and grassfires, visit the CFA website (External link).

Fire Danger Ratings

The Fire Danger Rating is a scale that tells you how dangerous and unpredictable a fire will be if one starts. It's used in each Australian state and territory so whether you're at home or travelling, you will see the same rating system. 

Fire Danger Ratings provide information so people can take action to protect themselves and others. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions and the greater the impact will be if a fire starts.

Fires can start on any day with any rating. On higher danger-rated days, fire is more likely to be unpredictable and difficult for emergency services to control.

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