The Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018 specify requirements for some new buildings in declared Bushfire Prone Areas (BPA).  It is used to ensure that bushfire protection is considered as part of the building permit.

Bushfire construction requirements apply, referred to as the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL), to sensitive land uses such as residential buildings, schools and hospitals in the BPA.

A site assessment will be required to determine the BAL.

Where the site assessment is done as part of the planning permit, a second assessment is not required at the building permit stage.

More on building in bushfire prone areas

Page last updated: 25/01/22