Travelling during the bushfire season
The official Australian bushfire season is from October 1 to March 31. If you are travelling during the bushfire season, a fire could affect you. Bush and grass fires often cross roads and highways. Smoke can reduce visibility and roads may be closed without warning. Make sure you have all the information you will need to keep safe.
Download the smartphone application to check Fire Danger Ratings and Bush Fire Alerts for the state/s or territory/s in which you are travelling:
Please note bush Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the possible consequences of a fire, if one was to start. Bush Fire Danger Ratings are based on predicted conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind and the dryness of the landscape. The higher the fire danger rating, the more dangerous the conditions.
Check weather conditions on the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Check useful phone numbers. In an emergency always call Triple Zero 000
Pack an Emergency Survival kit, including a working battery-operated radio, protective clothing, woollen blankets and water.
For more information and what to do if you get caught in a fire, please visit the Rural Fire Service website.