Bushfire prone land is an area of land that can support a bushfire or is likely to be subject to bushfire attack.
Is my property in bushfire prone land?
A property is bush fire prone if it is wholly or partly located in the red, orange or yellow area on the Bushfire Prone Land Map.
To view the Bushfire Prone Lands map layer, select 'Hazard' from the layers list.
What do the colours on the map mean?
- Vegetation category 1 - this is the most hazardous vegetation category
- Vegetation category 2 - these are smaller, isolated pockets of vegetation that are of a lesser hazard than Vegetation Category 1
- Vegetation buffer - these are areas in which developments and people are most likely to be affected by a bush fire (The red area extends for a distance of 100 metres from the category 1 areas and 30 metres from category 2 areas)
What if my house is located outside the bushfire prone area?
The edge of the bush fire prone land on the map is an artificial boundary.
The impact of a bush fire may not be limited to designated bush fire prone areas. However, it is considered that the level of bush fire risk outside of these areas is such that no special bush fire construction measures are needed.
The bush fire risk can be adequately managed by ongoing maintenance of buildings and yards by the owners or occupiers.
How accurate is the map?
The bush fire prone land map has been produced from aerial photos and vegetation maps. Field surveys have occurred, but in some areas it is very difficult to map the edge of the vegetation.