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Bushfire preparation checklists and resources

Having a bushfire plan set is the first step towards being ready to face such a harrowing situation.

View and download useful emergency kit lists and checklists to help you prepare ahead of bushfire season. as well as information on what to on the day of a bushfire.

Be safe and leave early plan (1.3MB PDF)

Find the bushfire plan template if you decide to be safe and leave early.

Bushfire Warning System and Fire Danger Ratings in WA (0.6MB PDF)

Find out what Advice, Watch and Act, Emergency Warning, and All Clear mean and how to use the fire danger ratings to monitor conditions in your area.

Bushfire emergency plan and kit for your horses (0.4MB PDF)

You may choose to find a safe area on your property, or you may decide to relocate your horse. If your plan is to relocate your horse you need to make arrangements ahead of time.

Bushfire protective clothing (0.4MB PDF)

Whether you are staying or leaving, everyone in your household needs these protective clothing.

Bushfire risks and dangers (0.4MB PDF)

Flames are not the only risk you face in a bushfire. Be wary of ember attacks, radiant heat, and smoke.

Firefighting equipment you need to stay and defend (0.4MB PDF)

You can better prepare if you choose to stay and defend your house from a bushfire by having every single item on this equipment list.

How can you keep informed during a bushfire? (0.4MB PDF)

Get emergency information from multiple sources and take the four steps listed in this PDF to help you keep informed about bushfires near you.

How to find shelter if it is too late to leave your property (0.4MB PDF)

Sheltering in your own home during a bushfire should be your last option, here is what to do if you are unable to leave your property.

How to prepare your property for a bushfire (0.4MB PDF)

You can better prepare your home for a bushfire by completing this Property Preparation Checklist.

How to protect your evaporative air conditioning unit from catching on fire (0.4MB PDF)

How to protect and use your evaporative air conditioning unit so it doesn't catch from catching on fire as a result of embers.

Preparing your Bushfire Survival Kit (0.4MB PDF)

Find a list of what to pack before a disaster occurs and a list of items to pack on the day, including what to pack for your pet.

Stay and defend plan (1.9MB PDF)

Though not recommended, find the bushfire plan template if you decide to stay and defend your property.

Travelling during a bushfire (0.4MB PDF)

If you are traveling or staying near bushland, fire is a real risk. Pack an emergency kit including items such as woollen blankets, drinking water, and protective clothing.

Please note the documents above are in PDF format. If you have a disability and require this information in an alternative format, please email inclusion@dfes.wa.gov.au.