Prepare for bushfire season
As hot, dry summers continue to arrive early it is critical the people of Hobart prepare their bushfire plans and remove fire-prone vegetation from their property well ahead of every bushfire season.
You can help protect your home and loved ones by ensuring your are properly prepared for bushfire by following some simple guidelines.
- Learn how to create your own plan to prepare your home, yourself and your family against bushfires at the Tasmania Fire Service website: fire.tas.gov.au.
- Once you have prepared your plan, practice it.
- If you live next to a bushland reserve, remove fire-prone vegetation from between your house and the reserve boundary. This includes removing trees and shrubs 2-3 metres or more in height and slashing or cutting grass to below 10cm in height.
- No matter where you live remove fire-prone vegetation such as dead wood and leaf litter from your property.
- Dispose of garden waste at McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre in South Hobart during free-entry weekends, which are listed on the tip web page.
Bushfire-prone properties are within 100 metres of an area of bushland that is 1 hectare or more in size.
In Hobart, most of the properties on the city fringes are bushfire-prone, as are places like Fern Tree and Ridgeway, with varying levels of risk.
You can download PDF versions of these information packs for each area.