Prepare Your Property

Everyone in Victoria who lives near dense forest, bush, grassland or the coast needs to prepare their property for bushfire.

This page provides links to information about how to prepare your property. There are also some great guides you can download.


Know what you can and can’t do without a permit.

The location, type and ongoing maintenance of vegetation within a property can significantly reduce the impact of a bushfire on any house.

Anywhere embers can lodge or enter your house can start a fire. To reduce the impact of embers on your home there are some important building improvements that are recommended.

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period.