Community Planning

Community Protection planning process

Community Protection Planning is an innovative and national award winning emergency management, community protection and resilience building initiative. The planning process involves:

  • Comprehensive bushfire risk assessment
  • Community engagement & consultation
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Investigation and analysis
  • Field assessment and survey
  • Bushfire modelling, prediction and assessment
  • Drafting maps and plans

An analysis of predicted fire impact, together with social and physical geography, allows the planning team to develop a risk management response to best suit the characteristics of a community.

Community protection planning is working with communities, stakeholders, and partner agencies in the development and implementation of risk management strategies, including Protection Plans, Response Plans, and Mitigation Plans.

Click below to watch videos on Bushfire Risk and Protection Planning.

What is Bushfire Risk? Community Protection Planning



The bushfire risk identification and analysis process used in Community Protection Planning is guided by the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines (NERAG).

The risk management framework developed by Community Planning conforms to international standards for risk management ISO 31000.



A key component of the Community Bushfire Protection Planning process is the identification of nearby safer places. A nearby safer place is a site that provides a shelter option for people, as a last resort.

  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

    Bushfire Protection Plans

    Bushfire Response Plans

    Bushfire Mitigation Plans

Planning Process Flowchart