Climate change has meant that more areas are now at risk of bushfires, especially if there is bushland or farmland nearby. If there’s any risk of fire, develop a bushfire plan and take steps to reduce potential bushfire threats.
To make a bushfire plan, consider what you may need to do if a bushfire threatens your property. Plan a route to safety, identify nearby safe locations, consider what to do with pets and farm animals and what to take with you (including photo albums, phones, computers and chargers, medication and prescriptions, documents, valuables, water, changes of clothes, containers and food for pets).
Ensure all your hose and sprayers are working correctly, and water tanks are full at all times. In areas of high fire danger consider installing a sprinkler system on your roof for additional protection.