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Clearing Trees and Vegetation

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Know what you can and can’t do without a permit.

If you live in a rural or regional area you may not need a permit to clear trees, branches and scrub from around your home.

Reducing the vegetation around your home is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe in a bushfire.

Depending on where you live, the 10/30 rule and the 10/50 rule might apply.

Check rules for your area online with the Vegetation clearing tool

Check. Clear. Prepare.

Clearing up around your house in preparation for the fire season has never been so easy. Get on with it!

Learn how to make your home safer

  • Download the 10/30-10/50 flyer (PDF 493k) or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226
  • Preparing for bushfire - 10/30 Rule, 10/50 Rule and fence line clearing Frequently asked questions (PDF 114k) | Word version (DOC 99k)

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