Harrietville Inquest and response
Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner


2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission - final report
Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission


Impacts of public land management practices on bushfires in Victoria
Environment and Natural Resources Committee (ENRC)

Government's response http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 1.7 MB]

Government's response http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/word_doc/icon.png [MS Word Document - 141.4 KB]


Operational reviews of major fires in Victoria 2006/07.
Ross Smith, Department of Sustainability and Environment and Country Fire Authority

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 1.3 MB] 

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/word_doc/icon.png [MS Word Document - 1.0 MB]

Response by CFA and DSE chief officers http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 89.7 KB]


Fire season debrief outcomes report 2005/06.
Ross Smith, Victoria, DEPI and CFA

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 1.3 MB]

Response by chief officers CFA and DSE http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 633.8 KB]

Response by chief officers CFA and DSE http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/word_doc/icon.png [MS Word Document - 47.8 KB]

Ministerial taskforce on bushfire recovery – 2005/06 fires.
Victorian Government

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 574.8 KB] 

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/word_doc/icon.png [MS Word Document - 453.7 KB]


Examination of prescribed burning practices
Emergency Services Commissioner, Victoria


Ministerial taskforce on bushfire recovery 2002–03 fires.
Victorian Government 

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 558.4 KB]

Report http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/word_doc/icon.png [MS Word Document - 483.5 KB]

National inquiry on bushfire mitigation and management
Council of Australian Governments (COAG), Mr Stuart Ellis, Professor Peter Kanowski, Professor Rob Whelan

Fire prevention and preparedness Auditor-General Victoria

Inquiry into the 2002-2003 Victorian bushfiresEmergency Services Commissioner, Victoria

Fire prevention and preparedness
Auditor-General Victoria

Inquiry into the 2002-2003 Victorian bushfires
Emergency Services Commissioner, Victoria



Report of the Bushfire Review Committee
S.I. Miller, W Carter and R.G. Stephens (1984).Report of the Bushfire Review Committee: On Bushfire Disaster Preparedness and Response in Victoria, Australia following the Ash Wednesday fires 16 February 1983. Melbourne, Australia.

See: State Government of Victoria


Royal Commission led by Judge Leonard EB Stretton to inquire into the causes of and measures taken to prevent the bush fires of January 1939.

More available on the State Library of Victoria website.

Extracts and selected findings and recommendations  on the ABC website Royal Commission Black Friday

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