Prepare early for bushfire


As hot, dry summers continue to arrive early, it is critical people in Hobart have a bushfire plan, clean up their gardens and prepare their property well ahead of every bushfire season.

It is your responsibility to be prepared for bushfire.

You can help protect your home and loved ones by ensuring you are properly prepared for bushfire:

  • What's your bushfire survival plan? Learn how to create your own plan to prepare your home, yourself and your family for bushfire on Bushfire: Why risk it?
  • Is your home bushfire-ready? Find out how you can improve your home's chance of surviving bushfire by checking out the Bushfire Safety guide.
  • Where will you go? What arrangements do you have in place if you need to leave your home because of bushfire?
  • When is it time to leave? Leaving early is always the safest option - don't leave it too late.
  • Get to know your neighbours. A connected community is a more resilient community. Neighbours who work together can actively reduce bushfire risk.
  • Why do we have total fire bans? Understand how you can and can't use fire outdoors, and why 'total fire bans' are important under certain weather conditions by downloading Using Fire Outdoors.

You can check the current Fire Danger Rating forecast on the Tasmania Fire Service website:

Fire Danger Rating forecast

Report potential fire hazards to 03 6238 2711 or email

Is your property within a 'bushfire prone' area?

Check Tas Alerts RiskReady and enter your address to find out:


Get the right information

In any bushfire event, make sure you are getting your information from the right sources. Be careful not to share unconfirmed information or advice from non-official channels.

The most reliable sources of information in a bushfire are: