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.
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.
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.
Vegetation management for bushfire protection
Find out about the planning rules for managing vegetation for bushfire protection.
Bushfire planning provisions
Planning schemes contain a range of provisions that enhance community resilience to bushfire.
Bushfire planning resources
Technical information about the bushfire planning provisions including publications, resources for permit applicants and links to relevant web sites.
Rebuilding and recovery
If you are rebuilding after the 2009 fires, the Department's Fire Recovery Unit and Rebuilding Advisory Service (RAS) provide advice and assistance. The RAS also helps with flood affected properties.
Victoria's bushfire planning and building framework
Find out more about bushfire in Victoria and the background to the current requirements.