Fire danger ratings will appear during the fire season.
What will the map look like?
Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
Today, Thu, 1 Oct 2020 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban.
Find your fire district
The Fire Danger Rating is your trigger to act
Select a rating to find out what it means and what you should do.
What does it mean?
These are the worst conditions for a bush or grass fire.
Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand fires in these conditions.
The safest place to be is away from high risk bushfire areas.
What should I do?
Leaving high risk bushfire areas the night before or early in the day is your safest option - do not wait and see.
Avoid forested areas, thick bush or long, dry grass.
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Expect extremely hot, dry and windy conditions.
If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving. Spot fires will start, move quickly and come from many directions.
Homes that are situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, that are well prepared and actively defended, may provide safety.
You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.
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Expect hot, dry and possibly windy conditions.
If a fire starts and takes hold, it may be uncontrollable.
Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety.
If a fire starts, it can most likely be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.
Be aware of how fires can start and minimise the risk.
Controlled burning off may occur in these conditions if it is safe - check to see if permits apply.
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