Localised flame contact

Characteristics of a localised flame contact:

  • Occurs from the hazard in close proximity to a building (up to 50 metres).
  • Direct flame contact from individual elements, such as vegetation, fences or structures.
  • Burning elements on neighbouring land may expose a proposed building to localised flame contact.
  • Can occur in areas where the vegetation is modified or is managed as a garden.
  • Not direct flame contact from a moving fire front.

    Image of house with low flame in garden next to house and flying embers overhead

Key consideration for planning decision making:

Local burning elements can be harmful to people and structures, by exposing them to flames. For example, when people are actively defending a property, or if residents are sheltering in the open due to building failure.

Providing bushfire vegetation management standards minimises elements that can catch fire in the local environment.

Page last updated: 25/01/22