Here you will find information to prepare you for fire season, understand fire warnings, danger periods and what to do in an emergency situation.
The effects of heat and who is at risk. How to stay healthy in the heat. Where to find more information. Changes to Council services due to heat and total fire ban.
Being one of the most fire-prone regions in the world, Victoria has a higher than average risk of grassfires and bushfires. To stay safe, you need to understand official warnings and ratings for fire risk.
Mitchell Shire is bushfire prone including most of our urban areas. It is important to understand this risk, prepare a bushfire survival plan and maintain your property to minimise the threat of fire.
There are a range of activities including fire hazard inspections, roadside slashing and spraying and awareness campaigns that operate throughout the year to minimise fire risk during the warmer months.
Burning off cleans up green waste and prepares your property for fire season. You can start an open-air fire on your property on permitted days. Find out about when you can light a fire, applying for permits and what not to burn. Reporting illegal fireworks.
These places are your last resort during a bushfire. They are not community fire refuges or emergency relief centres, and may not have any facilities. Locations in Mitchell.
Failing to plan ahead for your animals' safety during an emergency puts everyone's lives at risk. Resources to assist with animal management during an emergency.