Melbourne bushfire and grassfire risk

If you live or work in Melbourne, you might be next to a park or reserve, or open grassland, paddocks or bush on the city fringe.

This summer, you need to understand the grassfire and bushfire risk, and know how to prepare and what to do when a fire starts. 

To learn more, click on the link below that best describes where you live:

Fires in parks, wooded beachfronts, reserves and along rivers and creeks are a risk to the people, homes and properties that are adjacent to them. Know where the risks are in your local area.

This interactive map will allow you to identify bushfire risks within the metropolitan district (MFB's area of operations). This list also identifies areas of bushland reserve within the metropolitan district.

Downloadable flyer regarding grassfires and bushfires

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