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 13 WWSC or submit the online customer request form.

To report a fire hazard contact Council on 13 WWSC or submit the online customer request form