Reducing the amount of vegetation around your property is a good way to reduce the fuel a bushfire needs to burn.
However, there are limits to what you can clear without permission.
In 2009 new rules were introduced to help manage bushfire risks and protect lives and property, while minimising the impacts on native vegetation, animals and their ecosystems.
Find out about the new rules here
Find the answers to native vegetation clearance frequently asked questions here
- To protect a building
- To protect a structure
- Reduce fuel strategically
- Construct a fuel break
- Construct a fire access track
- Additional information on Fire Breaks and Fire Access Tracks