Bushfire planning publications

Listed below are publications associated with the planning component of the bushfire reforms being undertaken by the State Government.


Policy and guidelines

Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas version 1.3
Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas version 1.3 - appendices
Visual guide for bushfire risk assessment in Western Australia
A Guide to Developing a Bushfire Emergency Evacuation Plan
Position Statement: Tourism land uses in bushfire prone areas
Position Statement: Planning in bushfire prone areas – Demonstrating Element 1: Location and Element 2: Siting and design

Accreditation and training

Guidelines for organisations seeking to become accrediting bodies in WA
Joint agency statement - Fire Protection Association Australia now recognised as a Level 1, 2 and 3 accrediting body
Joint agency statement - Complaints process for Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors or Bushfire Planning Practitioners

Bushfire planning fact sheets

These fact sheets will be amended as required.  Additional fact sheets will be provided for specific issues.

Subscribers will be sent emails when updates are made. To receive updates please complete the below subscription form.

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Fact sheet: Developing mixed-use, commercial, industrial buildings or public facilities (class 4 to 9 buildings)
Fact sheet: Residential or accommodation buildings (other than a house)

Bushfire management plan templates

BMP template to support a Bushfire Hazard Level (BHL) assessment for strategic planning proposals
BMP template to support a BAL Contour assessment for structure plans where lot layout is known and subdivision applications
Bushfire Management Plan: Simple Development Application for Minor Development


Clause 61A Application for advice - development approval exemptions for single houses
Page reviewed 15 November 2021