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Fire Danger Ratings

Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the  consequences of a fire, if one was to start.

The higher the fire danger rating, the more dangerous the conditions.

You can use the Fire Danger Ratings as a trigger for action in your bush fire survival plan, such as leaving bush fire risk areas on days of Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger.

Check the fire danger rating for your area.

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For your survival, leave bush fire risk areas.

  • These are the most dangerous conditions for a fire.
  • Your life may depend on the decisions you make, even before there is a fire.
  • Stay safe by going to a safer location early in the morning or the night before.
  • Homes cannot withstand fires in these conditions.
  • You may not be able to leave and help may not be available.

Take action now to protect your life and property.

  • These are dangerous fire conditions.
  • Check your bush fire plan and ensure that your property is fire ready.
  • If a fire starts, take immediate action.
  • If you and your property are not prepared to the highest level, go to a safer location well before the fire impacts.
  • Reconsider travel through bush fire risk areas.

Be ready to act.

  • There’s a heightened risk. Be alert for fires in your area.
  • Decide what you will do if a fire starts.
  • If a fire starts, your life and property may be at risk. The safest option is to avoid bush fire risk areas.

Plan and prepare.

  • Stay up to date and be ready to act if there is a fire.
  • Fire danger ratings are used on days when you need to take action. On days of minimal risk, 'No Rating' will be issued.