Plan and Prepare

Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. Understanding your level of risk is the first step in knowing what to do before and during a fire.

Country Fire Authority (CFA)

CFA has a wealth of resources to help you understand your fire risk and know what to do before and during a fire.

This website discusses the importance of leaving early, and how a well thought out bushfire survival plan can help you if you live or holiday in high-risk bushfire areas of Victoria.

CFA also provides a Fire Ready Kit to help you prepare.

The Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross website 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, and psychosocial preparedness.

VicEmergency App

The VicEmergency app is the official Victorian Government app for access to community information and warnings for all types of emergencies in Victoria.

Fires in the Home

On average, there are 3,000 house fires in Victoria. Most could be prevented by taking simple precautions.  The CFA website provides valuable information on preventing fires in your home.

Agriculture and Animals

  • CFA - Pets and bushfire information - When preparing your bushfire survival plan, you also need to plan and prepare for the safety of your pets. What will you do with your pets on days of high fire danger?
  • Agriculture Victoria provides a range of bushfire and recovery advice and support on animal health and welfare, pasture management, pest plants and animal control, erosion protection, livestock feed planning, crop and horticulture management and reforestation.