Bushfires

  • Fire ban restrictions
  • Avoiding bushfires
  • Encountering smoke or fire when in a vehicle
  • Trapped in a vehicle
  • Trip planning to cope with bushfires
  • What to do if you are caught by a bushfire

Parts of southeastern Australia are some of the most bushfire prone areas in the world, and the survival of bushwalking parties in all parts of Australia may at times depend upon taking appropriate action in the event of encountering a bushfire. All bushwalking leaders should have a good idea of where and when to expect bushfires, how to prevent accidentally starting one, and what to do if you encounter a fire, either on foot or when driving.