Re-vamped fire danger rating launches

Sep 5, 2022

The new system will mean danger ratings are more accurate and relevant to where you live.

As of 1 September, four levels of fire danger ratings will be used instead of six with simple actions for the community to take at each level.

The same Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) will be used right across the country.

Fire danger ratings describe the potential level of danger should a bushfire start and provide the community with information so they can take action to protect themselves and others from the potentially dangerous impacts of fires.

Fire danger ratings are used to communicate the consequences of a fire, if one was to start. On days when there is minimal risk, ‘No Rating’ will be used.

The AFDRS calculates fire danger at a finer geographic scale than ever before so more relevant and specific information can be provided.

The first set of signs have been installed at the Berry Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade shed with the rest to be rolled out over the coming months.

More information is available here.