Bushfire Management Strategy

Bushfire Management Strategy

Hobart's beautiful natural environment is a hallmark of the city and one of the reasons people love living here. Our forests, woodlands and grasslands are intrinsic to our sense of place and wellbeing. However, they also pose a bushfire threat.

We cannot fully eliminate the risk of bushfire in Hobart and significant bushfires will almost certainly occur in the future. However, we can take actions that substantially reduce the bushfire threat.

Our Bushfire Management Strategy was developed after extensive community consultation and outlines the ways in which the City of Hobart minimises the bushfire risk to people, homes and infrastructure, while also protecting Hobart's natural values.

It builds on previous strategies and incorporates new knowledge, experience, legislation, policy, science and community expectations together with what we have learned from Tasmanian fires in 2016, 2018 and 2019 as well as the 2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Bushfire Management Strategy(PDF, 4MB)