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Plan and prepare for bushfires

Learn about the bushfire risk in your area

Attend a Fire Ready Victoria community meeting to learn about the bushfire risk in your area and how you can prepare your property, make a fire plan and survive. 

Fire Ready Victoria meetings are coordinated by the CFA with local brigades and councils.

Preparing Greater Bendigo for the fire season

We prepare our outdoor spaces at the end of spring when grasses begin to dry out and before the fire season begins. Our fire management program includes maintenance in reserves, playgrounds, walking and cycling tracks as well as many other areas.

To ensure that we are all ready for the threat of summer bushfires, we have a Fire Management Plan and Annual Bushfire Readiness Program. This includes:

  • Inspecting private property for fire prevention purposes
  • Slashing the vegetation on those roadsides that are identified as fire breaks
  • Preparing council reserves
  • Assisting to educate and inform the community
  • Assisting vulnerable residents to plan and prepare for an emergency
  • Maintaining fire access tracks
  • Working with the CFA to identify bushfire places of last resort