Starting to prepare your property?
If you have an established property in a bushfire area, you may want to prepare your property for bushfire.
Planning permit exemptions apply in some circumstances to ensure that landowners with existing homes can take some action.
People in bushfire areas may:
Have access to permit exemptions to clear vegetation
Planning permit exemptions apply to ensure that landowners with existing homes can take some action to manage and maintain vegetation on their property for bushfire protection.
For bushfire protection, a planning permit may not be required for:
Have access to permit exemptions to build a private bushfire shelter
To build a private bushfire shelter, a planning permit may not be required:
Other ways to prepare for bushfire
Landowners can prepare for a bushfire event in other ways, such as knowing the location of their local community safer places, having a bushfire plan or learning about bushfire behaviour. For more information, refer to the weblinks below:
CFA - Plan and prepare for fires
Page last updated: 25/01/22