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Home Bushfire Safety in Tasmania – Preparing your Home and Understanding your Risks


Fire Risk Consultants offer a Tasmania wide service where we come to your home and discuss your home’s bushfire safety. A well prepared and defended home can provide a safe haven during almost all bushfires. However, understanding your home and family’s specific bushfire risks and what you can do to reduce these risks each summer is essential to your home bushfire safety.

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) recommends that you should not plan to defend your home unless you have created a defendable space and ember-proofed you home. But how do you know how much vegetation you should clear for your defendable space and council planning requirements? and what does ember proofing your home mean?

Fire Risk Consultants property assessments look at your specific bushfire risks, how to make your home and family safer from bushfire and summarises the visit into an easy-to-understand report.

Fire Risk Consultants Senior Consultant Bushfire Risk & Tasmanian Projects Lead Rob Whittle said all our home property bushfire assessments are aligned with TFS guidelines and procedures. Each of our staff have on average 15 years operational experience in bushfire suppression and forest management roles. This means your property assessment and report will make your home safer for you and your family each summer. We make the reports easy for you to implement key recommendations.

“Fire Risk Consultants are heavily involved in on-ground vegetation management, fire trail and property access projects. We utilise tractor-mounted slashers, posi-track mulchers and forestry machines to implement recommendations from your report. This can include creating your defendable space around home, all complaint with State Government guidelines” he said.

Mr Whittle said we can also undertake Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments. BAL Assessments are required for new homes being built, or existing homes being renovated as part of your local Council’s planning process. A BAL assessment measures a building’s potential exposure to bushfire including ember attack, radiant heat, and direct flame contact.

“Being based in Hobart allows us to offer our services statewide, we often are working in the north of the state, the east coast, and the Central Highlands. We can undertake your property assessment and then implement the key recommendations from your report, making the process of home bushfire safety easier and more manageable for you and your family” he said.

For more information about our Tasmanian services contact Rob on 0419 510 618 or