Aus Seasonal Bushfire Outlook Concern for Coming Bushfire Season


Locals should be prepared for more fire risks, according to the recent Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook.

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) published its mid-year seasonal bushfire outlook for July which highlighted that Fire management is a year-round process.

Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, says we cannot afford to be complacent, all Australians need to work with their community, neighbours and friends to prepare for another tough bushfire season.

Littleproud said “With memories of last summer’s horror bushfire season still fresh in our minds, all Australians, especially in the high-risk areas outlined in the report, should be planning to protect their family and property,”

“According to the report, the first half of 2020 has seen more rainfall in some parts of the country, - while this rain is very welcome it will lead to strong grass growth that, once the grass dries, could pose a significant fire risk.”

The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: July 2020 will be used by fire authorities to make strategic decisions such as resource planning and prescribed fire management to reduce the negative impacts of bushfire.

“We’re working with councils, states and territories to keep Australians safe this summer.” Minister Littleproud said.

“If we work together and look out for each other, we’ll get through the bushfire season.

“People wanting more information on how to plan and prepare, should contact their local fire service.”

The BNHCRC Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: July 2020 can also be found at





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