Firebreaks in the Northern Territory


Is your property within a Fire Protection Zone?

The Northern Territory has new bushfire legislation; the Bushfires Management Act. These changes affect the responsibilities of both landowners and occupiers.

Did you know?

  • Firebreaks must be a minimum of 4m wide
  • Firebreaks must be installed around the perimeter of your property, as well as around your house or any other permanent structure, stationary engine or flammable materials
  • Firebreaks should not have any vegetation more than 50mm high and free from slashed or dead material

It’s in the best interest of you and your community to ensure your property is ready for the upcoming fire season. Don’t wait for a reminder letter to act, prepare your firebreaks NOW.

Watch the Bushfires NT video

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Read the Bushfires Management Act

Read about permits and lighting fires

For more information about Bushfires NT

Contact Bushfires NT

Last updated: 28 November 2018