2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission
The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission report is the culmination of an 18-month inquiry into the causes and circumstances of the fires that devastated parts of Victoria in January and February 2009, killing 173 people. The four-volume report contains 67 recommendations to the Victorian Government.
Copies of the final report can be obtained by contacting Information Victoria on 1800 463 684 or available online.
Municipal Fire Prevention Plan
The Municipal Fire Prevention Plan has been developed as an aid to prepare and protect the municipality, its residents and their assets from the threat of uncontrolled fire.
Integrated Fire Management Plan
The Integrated Fire Management Plan is responsible for providing a strategic and integrated approach to fire management across Greater Shepparton.
Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee, 2013
The Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross offers a range of valuable resources designed to help people to better prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Resources are available for households, seniors, people with disabilities, parents of young children, psychosocial preparedness and coping with anniversaries.
Visit the Australian Red Cross website for further information.
Bushfires and your health
Bushfires have the potential to cause a number of environmental health concerns beyond the immediate damage caused by the fire.
- Bushfire smoke and your health
- Cleaning up a smoke affected home
- Please be safe when returning to your property
- Using protective kits in bushfire-affected areas
- Power blackouts: safe alternative power generation
- Planned burns
- Fire retardants and health
- Ash from CCA-treated timber
- Private water sources in bushfire-affected areas
- Food safety in emergency situations
For further information, visit the Department of Health website.