Bushfire risk

In Victoria, there will always be a level of risk for bushfire. We talk about current levels of risk as being the percentage of risk ‘left over’ after fuel loads in the forest have been reduced – either through fuel management or bushfire.

Our fuel management program is driven by a statewide target to maintain bushfire risk at, or below, 70 per cent of Victoria’s maximum bushfire risk. This means that bushfire fuels have been reduced to the point where impacts to life and property are reduced by about a third of the maximum risk.

Understanding bushfire risk is important. The tools below have been developed to help you understand how we explain and calculate bushfire risk, and the role of the fuel management program in reducing bushfire risk to the community and the environment.

What is bushfire risk?

How do we calculate bushfire risk?

Page last updated: 26/10/18