Bushfire safety and health
Where Can I Get Information During a Fire?
- Listen to your local emergency broadcaster for fire updates. Have a battery powered radio in case power fails
- Check for fire updates on this website
- For specific queries call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667 (free call) or TTY 1800 122 969. Note - the Victorian Bushfire Information Line will have the same information about a fire as this website
What should I do if I live in a bushfire-prone area?
- See CFA's website for detailed information about understanding your risk, preparing your property and developing a Bushfire Survival Plan.
What if I am Travelling Through, or Visiting, Bushfire Risk Areas?
- Avoid bushfire situations, where possible. If in doubt, U-turn to safety. Fire safety information is available about travelling through, or visiting, areas that may be affected by bushfires.
- If it is a hot, dry, windy day, or it is a Total Fire Ban, plan your trip carefully. Avoid high bushfire risk areas at these times, especially if walking.
- If you see a bushfire when driving or bushwalking, turn around and go back, if possible.
- Report a new fire by telephoning Triple Zero (000) to contact the emergency services.
- Exercise caution when driving, due to possible smoke and other hazards such as fire vehicles on roads - even if even some distance away from a fire.
- Always follow the guidelines for campfire safety - don't accidentally start a bushfire.
- Download a brochure bushfire safety when hiking or camping in parks and forests
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Where Can I Get Further Information?