Fire prevention


All Town land owners and occupiers must ensure their properties meet the requirements of the Town of Victoria Park Bush Fire Notice. These requirements, which fall underunder the Bush Fires Act 1954, can be found on this page, as well as on the rates notice from the Town.

Backyard burning off is not permitted in the Town. It is a fire hazard in summer periods and the smoke can cause a considerable nuisance to neighbours.

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 3m are to be cleared immediately inside all external boundaries of the land.

Firebreaks to a minimum width of three metres and height of 3m 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.

Read the Bush Fire Notice

Need more information?

Please contact 9311 8111 and ask for the Rangers for further information in regards to any Bush Fire Notice requirements.