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An incident has started. People in the area should keep up to date with developments.



Permits are currently not required in Tasmania. For further information see Fire Bans & Permits

Home fire safety Community Protection Planning Bushfire ready neighbourhoods Fuel Reduction Program Bushfire Survival Plan




Review of the Fire Service Act 1979: Terms of Reference 

The Tasmanian Government requires the Fire Service Act 1979 to be reviewed and where appropriate, updated, to reflect contemporary emergency service practice and incorporate recommendations from major inquiries and reports.
A Steering Committee and Terms of Reference have been approved. 

Click here to view the Terms of Reference for the Review.





Customer Service

TFS values sincere and courteous cooperation between our members and the community. To that end, TFS has prepared a Customer Service Charter, with accompanying Compliments and Complaints process and forms. Click here to access these documents.




Amendments to bushfire planning and building regulations – 23/02/17

Changes to Tasmania’s planning and building regulations for bushfire protection came into effect on 23rd February 2017. The modifications arise mostly from the Government’s larger program to reform planning and building regulation.

The changes include a revised Bushfire-Prone Areas Code (IPD1.1) and applies to all interim planning schemes. More information can be obtained here.

The Director of Building Control has also issued three new Determinations that are relevant to building permit applications. These Determinations put in place transitional arrangements for building work in hazardous areas, and in particular for bushfire-prone areas. The Determinations are summarised below. More information can be obtained here.



FRAMING THE FUTURE STRATEGIC PLAN


The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) and the Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) aspire to stand out as major contributors to Tasmania’s and Australia’s emergency management sector. This Strategic Direction document represents an important step in our journey towards a common understanding of goals and objectives and will guide us in our collective efforts towards that goal. The Strategic Direction maps out our direction for the next decade.
         

 
Follow this link to see a map of where registered planned burns and permit burns are occurring today.

Follow this link to view the AFAC Independent Operational Review of the Management of the Tasmanian fires of January 2016