Fire hazards and prevention notices
We are committed to protecting the Greater Bendigo community before the fire season commences. We prepare our outdoor spaces, and ask the community help us to identify potential fire hazards.
You must clear your property of fire hazards before the start of the Fire Danger Period and maintain it throughout. For advice on how to plan and prepare for bushfires visit the CFA website, talk to your local brigade or the City of Greater Bendigo Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.
Where you live and the size of your property will determine the types of work required.
Report a fire hazard
If you are concerned about a potential fire hazard phone us on 03 5434 6000.
Report a fire hazard on land owned by DELWP to their Fire Hazard duty officer on 03 5430 4644.
Fire prevention notices
If we become aware that there are potential fire hazards on your property, we will send you a letter asking you to remove those hazards before the fire danger period begins.
Our fire prevention officers will inspect properties to check that the identified hazards have been removed. If hazards are still present you will be issued with a fire prevention notice and given a set period of time to remove them. If you still don’t remove the hazard, City of Greater Bendigo will organise for a contractor to enter the premises and remove the fire hazard, at your expense. You may also get a fine.
Objecting to a fire prevention notice
You can object to the notice by writing to the Municipal fire prevention officer within 7 days of receiving a notice.