Your Local Area - Info and Advice

CFA has information and advice to help everyone prepare for bushfire and grassfire

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CFA Local - Find Local Area Information

CFA Local provides residents with up-to-date information on total fire bans and ratings, CFA community events, meetings and more

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Fire Preparation Meetings

Come along to a local Fire Ready meeting to find out the must-have information for this fire season.

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Practical Bushfire Planning Workshop

Planning for bushfire can be tough, so why do it alone? Develop your fire plan step-by-step at one of CFA's bushfire planning workshops.

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Community Fireguard

Be as ready as you can be this fire season and take part in CFA's most comprehensive bushfire safety program.

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Community Led Action Plans

Community Led Planning (including Community-based planning) is an approach that supports communities to develop their own localised risk reduction plans.

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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.

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Neighbourhood Safer Places

A 'Neighbourhood Safer Place' also known as a 'Bushfire Place of Last Resort' (NSP-BPLR) is a place of last resort when all other bushfire plans have failed.

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Private Bushfire Shelters or Bunkers

A private bushfire shelter that meets rigorous safety standards can provide a temporary place of refuge for people from the immediate life threatening effects of bushfire.

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Remember - Leaving early is the safest option to protect yourself and your family. Leaving early means leaving the area before there are any signs of a fire – not when you can see flames or smell smoke. Leaving early means avoiding panic, bei ...

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Community Fire Refuges

There are currently five official Community Fire Refuges in Victoria, at East Warburton, Ferny Creek, Millgrove, Blackwood and Lavers Hill.

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Fire Refuges FAQs

Fire Refuges Frequently Asked Questions

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CFA has a number of online fire safety modules to help you be safer in the home and during the bushfire period.

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