Preparing your home for a bushfire


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Preparing your home for a bushfire

Preparing your home for a bushfire

Bushfires are a natural part of the Australian environment and occur regularly, but many Australians fail to prepare for them.

If you live in a bushfire-prone area, it is your responsibility to reduce the risk to your family and your home.

While there are elements of a bushfire that you can't control - like the weather - planning and preparing your home for a bushfire can dramatically increase the chances of your family and your home surviving.

If you live in a bushfire prone area, it is your responsibility to reduce the risk to your family and your home and take action to survive a bushfire.

Fire and Rescue NSW recommendations


In the event of a bushfire

Bushfires are a natural part of the Australian environment and occur regularly.

Preparation is not just about cleaning up around the house and having a plan. It is also about making sure you consider your physical, mental and emotional preparedness.

A bushfire can be a terrifying situation. Strong gusty winds, along with intense heat and flames will make you tired quickly. Thick, heavy smoke will make it difficult to see and breathe. The roaring sound of the fire approaching will deafen you. Power and water may be cut off. You may be isolated. It will be dark, noisy and physically and mentally demanding.



If you have any doubts about your ability to cope, you should plan to leave early. In the event of bushfire threatening your home, Fire and Rescue NSW recommends you:

For more information, contact your local fire station or fire control centre. In an emergency call 000. For more information visit the Fire and Rescue NSW website.