For more information visit Country Fire Authority website (CFA) or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on 1800 240 667 or via National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
Bushland Fire Safety
- Prune overhanging vegetation and create an easily defendable zone around the house.
- Clear all waste material from inner roof areas.
- Check your roof thoroughly for cracks and gaps and fix them permanently.
- Make sure your gutters are clean and that you have a gutter plug allowing you to fill the gutters with water if necessary.
- Seal all vents and gaps in roof eaves with steel mesh.
- Get an emergency bush fire cover for any air conditioning units and skylights.
- Mow your lawn regularly during the summer months.
The City of Monash is dedicated to ensuring its residents are well-educated about bushfire safety. If you have any questions about bushfires in the City of Monash, please call 9518 3555 or write for further information.
Elderly and disabled residents, subject to assessment, may be eligible for assistance from Council's home maintenance. For more information, contact Monash Council on 9518 3553.
FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY DIAL 000
For Monash City Council after hours emergency, dial 9518 3555.
If you see a fire or smell smoke, dial 000
- City of Monash
295 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Phone: 9518 3555
Council Fire Strategy
Monash City Council has implemented a fire management safety for our native bushland reserves across the municipality.
The City of Monash has around 38 hectares of native bushland reserves in Damper Creek, Scotchman's Creek, Valley Reserve and Gardiner's Creek.
Monash is generally a low risk area, however the city has a number of green corridors which have required Council to develop special fire risk plans for the forthcoming bush fire season.
A fire management consultant and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade conducted the review and development of an action plan in 2003. Monash City Council has been annually reviewing the fire risk of its bushland reserves ever since.
Monash Council regularly carries out fire clearance works in our bushland reserves. Monash Council undertakes the following measures to improve fire safety:
- Selective dead tree removal
- Maintaining firebreaks
- Reducing vegetation density
- Removing weed species
- Removing excessive fallen branches and dead vegetation material.
Fire patrols are also carried out on total fire ban days and assists residents with fire detection.
While Council works with metropolitian fire services to take all possible precautions, residents should consider what steps they can take to also lessen the risk.
Get Ready For Bushfire Season Now!
It is important that the community supports Council's endeavours to create a safe bushland environment.
If you see a fire or smell smoke, do not hesitate - Dial 000
Keeping your home and garden maintained and free from fire hazards is important to your property and your safety.
Monash Council has implemented a fire management plan for our native bushland reserves across the municipality. Council regularly carries out fire clearance works in our bushland reserves.
You can also assist in fire safety by:
- Clearing all ground fuel to create an easily defendable zone around the house
- Clearing all waste material from inner roof areas
- Checking your roof thoroughly for cracks and gaps and fix them permanently
- Making sure your gutters are clean and that you have a gutter plug allowing you to fill the gutters with water if necessary
- Sealing all vents and gaps in roof eaves with steel mesh
- Getting an emergency bush fire cover for any air conditioning units and skylights
- Mowing your lawn regularly during the summer months
What to Do
Visit: Metropolitan Fire Brigade www.mfb.vic.gov.au
Call: 000 for the fire brigade
House fires are life threatening, particularly at night when you are sleeping. Smoke from a fire will not normally wake you when you are asleep.
Statistics have proved that the installation and correct operation of a smoke alarm has saved many lives.
Smoke alarms are required to be installed in each dwelling or sole occupancy unit (Flats, Town houses, Units) in appropriate locations on or near the ceiling of every storey.
It is the owner's (landlord's) responsibility to install smoke alarms in rented premises.
For smoke alarms to be effective, it is important that they are adequately maintained and correctly located. The operation of most smoke alarms can be readily checked by depressing a button on the outside of the alarm.
The battery in most smoke alarms will need to be replaced on an annual basis.
What to Do and Who to Call
For further information contact Monash Council on 9518 3555.
See: BLD0434 - Guidelines and Information for Smoke Alarms (pdf, 473KB)
Visit Metropolitan Fire Brigade: www.mfb.vic.gov.au