Corangamite Shire

Council Services

Fire Awareness & Planning

 

Fire Prevention in Corangamite

The reduction of fire risks requires a community effort.  Everyone should prepare for summer by removing fire hazards from their homes and workplaces, with preparation taking place before the summer fire danger period.

Prior to this period, council officers authorised to inspect private land may serve landowners with Notices to Remove Fire Hazards where required.  Heavy penalties apply for non-compliance.

Bushfire Survival Plan

See the CFA website about developing a bushfire survival plan for you and your family

Fire Prevention around the Home

See the CFA website for important information about preventing fires around the home.

Fire Ready Meetings

These are community meetings for people living in high fire risk areas.

By attending the FREE one hour information session, you will learn about:

Bushfire risk in your local area

Fire Danger Ratings (FDR) and Warnings - what they mean and when to act

Personal safety and how you can survive a bushfire

Developing a Bushfire Survival Plan

Programs and resources available to help you

You'll also be able to ask questions about your own situation, such as:

  • How will I know when to leave?
  • Where should I go?
  • How will I get there?

The cancellation or postponement of scheduled Fire Ready meetings will occur if a Total Fire Ban is declared within your district.  Meetings will be postponed so that residents can activate their bushfire survival plans and leave early.

Visit the CFA website for any further information.