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Bushfires happen every summer, they can start suddenly and without warning. People have been killed or seriously injured, and homes destroyed during bushfires. If you live in or near bush, fire is a real risk to you and your family.

Typically Western Australia’s (WA) bushfire season in the south west starts in November and continues through to April. While in the Kimberley the season runs from June through to late October. 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 affect and can take years to recover from. Even if you live in a metropolitan area near bushland, then bushfire is a real threat to you, your family and property.

You need to understand the bushfire risk to your family and home so you can make decisions now about what you will do if a bushfire starts.

Here you will find essential information and advice to assist you to Prepare. Act. Survive.

Before the bushfire season starts, you need to decide what you will do if a bushfire threatens.



Prepare your family, home or business. Know your bushfire risk and develop a bushfire survival plan.


Act on the fire danger ratings. Put your preparations into action, do not wait and see.


Survive by monitoring conditions if a fire starts. Know the bushfire warning alert levels and what you will do if you are caught in a fire.

Click here for a full listing of DFES's bushfire publications.

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