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A well-prepared home is more likely to survive a bush fire. Every home should have a bush fire survival plan. Follow the QR code to download yours today.

Even if your plan is to leave early, the more you prepare your home, the more likely it will survive a bush fire or ember attack. A well-prepared home can be easier for you or firefighters to defend and is less likely to put your neighbours’ homes at risk. A well-prepared home will also give you more protection if a fire threatens suddenly and you cannot leave.


  • Clean your gutters of leaves and twigs
  • Install metal gutter guards
  • Repair damaged or missing tiles on the roof
  • Install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors
  • Fit seals around doors and windows to eliminate gaps
  • Enclose the areas under the house
  • Repair or cover gaps in external walls
  • Attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters
  • Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained
  • Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings
  • Clean up fallen leaves, twigs, and debris around the property
  • Have hoses long enough to reach around your house
  • If you have a pool, tank, or dam, put a Static Water Supply (SWS) sign on your property entrance, so firefighters know where they can get water

Check and maintain adequate levels of home and contents insurance. Ensure it is up to date These tips are also available in our Prepare Your Home fact sheet.

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