Alert: Bush Fire Season in Australia

Location:  Australia

Event: Every year Australian bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or living in Australia should monitor local television and radio stations, as media reporting may be the best source for breaking news on fire conditions.  Please see the list of resources below of emergency services available in Australia to further prepare for bush fire season.

Actions to Take:

For general information Australia-wide, please refer to the following links.  See below for emergency services nation-wide.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia