Planning and building for bushfire protection


Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world with a long history of bushfires.

These pages provide information and resources to assist planning and building for bushfire protection in Victoria.


  • Bushfire protection and my property

    Is my property affected by bushfire requirements? How do I find out? What does it mean for me? Can I build and clear vegetation? Find out what applies to your property.

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  • VC109: Changes to bushfire planning provisions

    Amendment VC109 introduced changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes on 31 July 2014.

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  • The Bushfire Management Overlay in planning schemes

    A five step process to learn more about the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) and help you apply for a planning permit.

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  • Building in Bushfire Prone Areas

    Specific bushfire construction standards for buildings apply in designated Bushfire Prone Areas in Victoria. Find out more about Bushfire Prone Areas and where they apply.

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  • Vegetation management for bushfire protection

    Find out about the planning rules for managing vegetation for bushfire protection.

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  • Rebuilding and recovery

    Planning schemes include particular provisions to streamline approvals for people rebuilding their homes that were destroyed by the 2009 fires.

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  • Bushfire planning provisions

    Planning schemes contain a range of provisions that enhance community resilience to bushfire.

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  • Bushfire planning resources

    Technical information about the bushfire planning provisions including publications, resources for permit applicants and links to relevant web sites.

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  • Victoria's bushfire planning and building framework

    Find out more about bushfire in Victoria and the background to the current requirements.

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