How to Prepare Your Property

Everyone in Victoria who lives near dense forest, bush, grassland or the coast needs to prepare their property for bushfire.


More information in this section

Clearing vegetation from house

Clearing Trees and Vegetation

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

Landscaped garden


The location, type and ongoing maintenance of vegetation within a property can significantly reduce the impact of a bushfire on any house.

Fire sprinklers on a property

Home Improvements

Anywhere embers can lodge or enter your house can start a fire. To reduce the impact of embers on your home there are some important building improvements that are recommended.

burning off

Burning Off

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period.

Farm fire safety


Fire management planning on farms involves protecting your assets and your people.



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