Fire management planning on farms involves protecting your assets and your people.
Landowners and farm managers have a legal responsibility for the safety of all people living, working or visiting their properties.
Farmers and landowners in bushfire risk areas have a particular responsibility to prepare for bushfire. Having a written plan is the best way to do this.
Grain harvesting and paddock operations need to be suspended when the local conditions are hot, dry and windy; and if a fire were to start would be difficult to control. The Voluntary Grain Harvesting Guide (PDF 162.8KB) provides guidance and a table to help you determine when these conditions are reached by using local weather readings.
If you’re a primary producer, you might be eligible for tax deductions for fire preparedness and prevention expenses you incur. A fact sheet published by the Australian Taxation Office talks you through what you can and can’t claim. Some examples of deductions you can claim might include quick fill pumps, lightweight water tanks for utility vehicles or fire protection sprinkler systems in sheds. Download Fire preparedness and prevention expenses for primary producers (PDF 229.1KB) for more information.
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