Planning schemes include planning permit exemptions for some buildings and works and vegetation removal to support the state bushfire policy objective to prioritise the protection of human life.

They enable landowners to prepare their property for bushfire without needing a planning permit.  They include:

  • clearing vegetation around existing homes to create defendable space (10/30 and 10/50 rule)
  • clearing vegetation along a fence line
  • private bushfire shelters.

There are also permit exemptions for vegetation clearing to create defendable space for new development considered under the Bushfire Management Overlay.

View more information on permit exemptions

Clause 52.12 Bushfire Protection Exemptions

Page last updated: 07/11/22