Victoria is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world. Bushfire risk is increasing as our population grows and climate change results in more frequent, more severe weather conditions.

Strategic bushfire management planning brings together land and fire managers, communities and stakeholders within each Victorian region, to develop a common understanding of bushfire risk across the landscape and determine appropriate management strategies and actions to reduce that risk.

The strategic bushfire management planning process enables agencies and communities to set objectives and devise strategies to achieve them. It will result in a common understanding of risk, and a common plan for reducing it.

This planning will inform more detailed operational level planning, including municipal fire prevention, fire operations and readiness and response. We will be able to target our actions effectively and efficiently to reduce risk, while maintaining and enhancing the things Victorians value.

For more information on the strategic bushfire management planning process, head to the Safer Together website.

Phase 1 complete

During September 2018 we asked for feedback on objectives for each Victorian region. With 931 responses, we now have valuable information that will inform the development of strategy options. Click on the tiles below to view a snapshot of the results and access your regions consultation report.

Get involved

You will have opportunity to contribute at future stages of the planning process:

  • We will seek feedback on our strategy options developed from regional objectives from 18 February to 11 March 2019 (please note date change).
  • This information will feed into our proposed final strategies, which will be open for feedback from 20 May to 3 June 2019.
  • Strategies will be finalised and made available in mid-2019.

A consultation report will be prepared by each region following each phase of engagement, and will be made available on their page.

Please click on the tile for each region where you live, work or visit. There is a map of the regions below to help you identify which region applies to you.