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- Check if your property is in a bushfire management overlay
- Create an emergency plan based on your bushfire risk
- Download the CFA community information guide for your suburb
- Access the Fire Danger Rating forecast
- Understand Fire Danger Ratings
Get more information from the Country Fire Authority
Leaving early during Covid-19 will be a little different this summer. During coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, you can leave your home during an emergency or if your home is unsafe.
Here are a few simple things you can do to get prepare for fire.
- Check with planning to find out what vegetation you can and can’t remove.
- Book in a bundled branch collection or apply for a permit to burn to clear out your garden waste.
- Identify whether the landscaping or architectural features of your house increase its risk of ignition. Read the Wye River case study researched by the CSIRO, which highlights vulnerabilities that can lead to the loss of a house during a fire.
Neighbourhood Safer Places are designated areas that are a place of last resort for residents in a bushfire emergency. They have been specifically chosen in line with CFA requirements. NSPs may provide some protection from direct flame and radiant heat during a bushfire but they do not guarantee safety.
In the event of a bushfire, the safest option is to follow your Emergency Plan and leave early.
Our Neighbourhood Safer Places are:
- Domeney Reserve Pavilion Verandah, 24-52 Knees Road, Park Orchards
- Dudley Reserve, Dudley Road, Wonga Park
- Warrandyte Reserve at the Skate Park and Basketball Courts, Taroona Avenue, Warrandyte
NSPs are specific designated areas at each of these locations. Find your closest one on the Neighbourhood Safer Places Map (2.24 MB)
Emergency Aware takes direct statements shared from our community and provides additional information and advice to prepare for an emergency event. Statements shared from the community are not endorsed actions to take in an emergency but may serve to help you evaluate your current plan. Find out more.
Manningham Emergency Aware Community Forum 2020
Captain Aaron Farr of the CFA, Wonga Park Brigade, joined us for the 2020 Manningham Emergency Aware Community Forum to speak about bushfire preparedness.