Bushfires are a high risk in West Wimmera. Information on understanding your fire risk can be found at the CFA website - Am I at risk?
Municipal Fire Management Plan (MFMP)(PDF, 2MB)
Fire Danger Ratings and Restrictions
The Fire Danger Rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started.
It helps you to know when conditions are dangerous enough to put your bushfire survival plan in to action.
Ratings are forecast using Bureau of Meteorology data for up to four days in advance, based on weather and other environmental conditions such as fuel load.
The rating is your prompt to take action to stay safe.
Find out today's fire danger rating
Find out what you can and can't do during a total fire ban day
Bushfire Attack Level
There are many precautions you can take to help protect your home and maximise your safety from bushfire risk.
If you are planning to build or renovate key steps include:
- ensuring an appropriate building site location
- using suitable building materials
- ensuring proximity to independent water resources
- managing the vegetation surrounding the building and clearing debris close to the building.
It is also important to ensure your property is accessible for emergency vehicles and has a water supply for firefighting.
The aim of the residential building standard for bushfire protection is to improve the ability of a building to withstand a bushfire attack. This will provide greater protection for the occupants who may be sheltering inside while the fire front passes.
The Bushfire Attack Level takes into consideration a number of factors including the Fire Danger Index, the slope of the land, types of surrounding vegetation and its proximity to any building.
If you are in a bushfire prone area you are required to complete the Bushfire Attack Level Assessment Report for any domestic building works.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries conduct a number of planned burns across the municipality on the public land estate throughout the year.
More information on planned burns in your area
Community Information Guides
Community Information Guides - Bushfire are a key source of information for the community and an important tool to emphasise the shared responsibility between the community, fire services and local government.
Edenhope Community Information Guide
Harrow Community Information Guide
Apsley Community Information Guide
For information about preparing for floods and storms visit: