Fire prevention

Municipal Fire Management Plan

Throughout the country areas of Victoria, a Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC) is established in each municipality under the provisions of the Country Fire Authority Act. This body has a statutory duty to prepare and maintain a Municipal Fire Management Plan and to coordinate and recommend to appropriate authorities actions for:

Identifying fire risks;

  • Specifying how risks are to be treated;
  • Specifying who is to be responsible; and
  • Suppressing fires that occur within their area.

What is a fire hazard?

Fine fuels such as long dry grass, fallen leaves and twigs are the main fire hazards around your house. Anything smaller in diameter than your little finger is a fine fuel.

Report any fire risk concerns either on public or private property to Council on 03 5585 9900 or 5392 7700 or submit the online customer request form.

To report a fire hazard contact Council on 03 5585 9900 or 5392 7700 or submit the online customer request form