News of bushfires is rife over summer and can have a devastating impact if it impedes on your community.

With the City of Canning bushfire season commencing 1 November to 30 April every year, it is best to overly prepare yourself, family, property and business throughout this time.

Starting suddenly and without warning, bushfires are devastating and happen every summer in Western Australia. WA’s bushfire season in the Perth metropolitan and south west regions starts in November and continues through to April.

However, as climate and seasonal conditions change, bushfires in WA are becoming more common and the risks are increasing. The devastating impact a bushfire has on a community has a lasting effect and can take years to recover from. Bushfires are not just threats to those living on rural properties. If you live in a metropolitan area near bushland or natural reserves, then they are also a real threat to you, your family and property.

Preparing yourself, your family and your property is your responsibility. You need to understand the bushfire risk so you can make decisions now about what you will do if a bushfire starts.

Click here to view current alerts and warnings. 

 

During a major bushfire

The more you prepare your property the better chance it will survive a bushfire, even if you are not there.

Visit Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) to find out more.

 

Additional Resources and Information

Visit the Fire Prevention page

Emergency Preparedness