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Are you prepared for bushfire season?

Bushfire season has started early, and it’s important to be prepared.

You might not live anywhere near bushland, but bushfires can affect you while you’re commuting, holidaying or travelling for business. It’s important to tune into warnings and local media, so you know what’s going on around you during bushfire season.

If you live in an area that could be affected it’s even more important to be prepared. You can take action to prepare yourself and your family by discussing what actions you’ll take if there’s a bushfire nearby.

Firstly, you can check your postcode to see if you are in a bushfire hotspot.

Other simple things you can do now to prepare you property include:

  • clearing gutters
  • closing gaps in decks and floors
  • reducing vegetation around the home
  • trimming low-lying branches.

Prepare your home, property and family now and have your Bushfire Survival Plan in place before bushfire strikes.

Find out more about bushfire safety.