Community Protection Planning

An innovative emergency management, community protection & resilience building initiative.

Community Members

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Emergency Managers

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What is it?

A bushfire plan for community members that provides local, community-specific information to assist with bushfire preparation and survival. The focus of the Bushfire Protection Plan is on bushfire safety options, such as Nearby Safer Places, Evacuation Routes and Emergency Information.


Community Bushfire Protection Plans provide members of the community with specific information about their area that will help them develop their own Bushfire Plan. To find out how to prepare your own Bushfire Plan visit

  Find your Bushfire Protection Plan    Do your bushfire plan now     More information on the planning process

What is it?

An Emergency Management Plan for emergency managers and responders. The Bushfire Response Plan aims to better protect communities and their assets during bushfire emergencies, through the identification of protection priorities and critical operational information


The purpose of the response plan is to better equip emergency managers and responders, so that the community and its assets are better protected, particularly when bushfires are burning out of control. These plans bring together corporate and local knowledge, thereby making firefighting resources safer and much more effective.

  Find Bushfire Response Plans    Operational Priorities (PDF)   More information on the planning process

What is it?

A strategic plan that focuses on addressing bushfire hazards, and improving the survivability of communities and assets. The Bushfire Mitigation Plan identifies key areas for fuel management, and provides tactical guidance regarding prescribed burning, fuel treatment, fire management infrastructure, and asset protection work.


The purpose of a Mitigation Plan is to provide a tenure-blind, comprehensive bushfire hazard management strategy for high-risk communities and critical assets/infrastructure.

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Tasmania Fire Service may identify Nearby Safer Places in Community Bushfire Protection Plans. They are a place of last resort and provide a backup plan in case your own Bushfire Plan fails. They are not Evacuation Centres or Assembly Areas, but a place that will likely provide enough distance from bushfire fuels that a person could likely survive during the passage of a bushfire front. There are no facilities, amenities or support provided beyond what is typically there. They are a place of last resort.

If you live in or near the bush, you need to make your own Bushfire Plan. To find out how to prepare a Bushfire Plan, visit

  Find Nearby Safer Places    Selecting your own Nearby Safer Place (PDF)   More info on Nearby Safer Places 

Evacuation Centres are buildings that have been identified by the TFS in partnership with councils and other government agencies that offer basic amenities including temporary shelter, drinking water and toilet facilities. They are for people who leave bushfire affected areas and do not go somewhere else of their own choosing eg. to homes of friends or family etc.

  More info on Evacuation Centres

Email your comments to:


Community Protection Planning
Tasmania Fire Service
GPO Box 1526
TAS 7001

1800 000 699