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Empower yourself by actively engaging with the resources and insights provided in this section. It is designed to help you comprehend, explore, and mitigate your exposure to bushfires, leading to safer and more resilient communities.

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Understand Your Exposure

To protect against bushfires, start by knowing your exposure. Explore the Bushfire Exposure Index Data to learn about your household's risk. This helps you make smart, safe decisions.

For your household:

  • Learn about your specific exposure to bushfires.
  • Make clear plans to protect your loved ones and property.

For your community:

  • Research how your community responds to bushfires.
  • Explore past responses and recovery from different hazards.
  • Think about the success of those efforts.

Understanding both your household and community's exposure levels helps you plan and prepare better. Dive in to discover, plan, and protect. Keep informed and act to ensure the safety of your household and community.


Explore Resources

Knowledge is your shield! Explore resources to gain insights on bushfire risks and learn steps for preparation and recovery. This information is important for understanding for effective risk management both for your household and your community.


Municipal Resources

  • Glenorchy Bushfire Resources: The Bushfire Mitigation page outlines a program dedicated to managing bushfire risks on Council-managed land, collaborating with various local organisations and services for a comprehensive approach. It offers insight into mitigating bushfire risk, community involvement, and provides an informative video featuring Mayor Bec Thomas discussing the preparation and monitoring processes implemented in Wellington Park for bushfires.
  • Hobart Bushfire Resources: The City of Hobart provides comprehensive resources on bushfire management, emphasising reducing flammable materials and implementing fuel breaks. Residents can access information on fire danger ratings, preparation for bushfire seasons, and reporting fire hazards. The resources also include bushfire management plans and strategies, and the option to sign up for burn alerts.
  • Kingborough Bushfire Resources: The Kingborough Bushfire page provides essential resources for preparing for a bushfire emergency, including understanding Fire Danger Ratings and creating a Bushfire Survival Plan. It emphasises the importance of being well-prepared as emergency services may be stretched. Community-specific protection plans are available for various areas, and the Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods program and the Australian Red Cross’s Rediplan offer additional advice and resources for individuals, communities, and livestock, highlighting the importance of shared responsibility and early action.


State Resources

  • Tasmania Fire Service Resources: The Bushfire Survival Plan page stresses the importance of having a decisive, well-considered plan in place, focusing on preparation and immediate action. It covers the fundamental decisions of leaving early or staying and defending, with supplementary information on community protection plans, alerts, fire danger ratings, and emergency call procedures, including alternative contacting methods for those with impairments. This resource is crucial for individual preparedness and community awareness in bushfire-prone areas, offering varied insights on survival strategies and emergency responsiveness.

Reduce Your Exposure

Households and their communities can help minimise bushfire exposure by taking the following steps:

  • Gather Local Data: Collect localised exposure data for your household and community. Understanding the areas and populations most exposed will guide you in preparing effectively.
  • Share Information: Discuss bushfire exposure information with neighbours, friends, and local businesses. Raising awareness helps everyone be more prepared and make informed decisions.
  • Identify High-Exposure Locations: Prioritise areas in your community that are more exposed for additional assessments or studies. This can identify specific needs for mitigation efforts.
  • Utilise Available Resources: Use resources that provide advice and guidance on mitigating and preparing for bushfires, enabling your household and community to respond and recover effectively.
  • Update Emergency Plans: Review and refresh your household and community's bushfire emergency plans. Implement ongoing or planned mitigation projects, document progress, and plan for future needs.
  • Adhere to Building Standards: Consider adopting bushfire resilient building standards and development practices to strengthen your household's and community's resilience to bushfire exposure.
  • Identify Safe Areas: Use exposure data to identify safe locations in case of evacuation, sheltering, and emergency supply distribution, ensuring the safety and well-being of all community members.