New Australia-wide Fire Danger Ratings


New Australia-wide Fire Danger Ratings

As of 1 September 2022, Fire Danger Ratings have changed across Australia. 

Fire Danger Ratings provide information so people in affected areas can take action to protect themselves and others. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions and the greater the impact will be if a fire starts.

The new system uses better technology and research to determine fire danger ratings, and was developed using feedback from one of Australia’s largest surveys of communities.

The new ratings are designed to be easier to understand and provides clear advice about actions to take.

For further information, including a link to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Vic Emergency website.