This page provides links to information about the importance of leaving early and how a well thought out bushfire survival plan can help you if you live or holiday in high-risk bushfire areas of Victoria. There are also some great guides you can download.
This is guide provides essential information aimed at anyone who lives, works or travels in Victoria so that they are prepared for the summer fire season.
Leaving early is the safest option to protect yourself and your family. Leaving early means leaving the area before a fire starts – not when you can see flames or smell smoke.
You don’t have to live in the country to be at risk of fire. If you live near areas that have significant bush, forest, long grass, or coastal scrub, then you need to plan ahead for the fire season.
The responsibility for surviving the fire season is shared between emergency services and the community. You have a role in ensuring our community’s safety.
When preparing your bushfire survival plan, you also need to plan and prepare for the safety of your pets.
Defending your property is risky – you could be seriously injured, suffer psychological trauma or die. Leaving early is the safest option to protect yourself and your family.