Fire prevention

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Under the Bush Fires Act 1954, all owners and occupiers of land in the Town must ensure that their properties meet the requirements of the Town of Victoria Park Bush Fire Notice as found on the rates notice and in the local newspaper each year.

Burning off within the Town of Victoria Park is not permitted at any time.

Requirements of Bush Fire Notice

All residential, commercial and vacant land 2000m2 or under

Remove inflammable matter from all of the land (by means other than burning off), except living trees, shrubs, plants under cultivation and lawn, by means of rubbish removal, ploughing, cultivating or slashing to a height of no more than 50mm.

All residential, commercial and vacant land with an area over 2000m2

Firebreaks of a minimum width and height of three metres are to be cleared immediately inside all external boundaries of the land.

Firebreaks to a minimum width of three metres and height of three metres are to be cleared immediately surrounding all buildings situated on the land; and any place where inflammable liquids and gas products are kept. This includes the removal of rubbish and discarded materials by means other than burning off.

Need more information?

Please contact the Rangers for further information in regards to any Bush Fire Notice requirements.