Are you fire ready?

We strongly recommend  all residents prepare and maintain their property in a ‘fire ready condition’. 

The CFA and Shire encourage all residents to have a bush fire plan for their family and property. Visit the CFA website or contact the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667 for further information.

Your safety may depend on your preparation, please check our emergency preparedness page for more information.

Fire Prevention Inspection Program

Mornington Peninsula Shire Fire Prevention Officers inspect properties in the lead-up to summer and during the CFA’s Declared Fire Danger Period to see if there are fire hazards that need to be addressed on private land.  Where fire hazards are identified on private land a statutory Fire Prevention Notice will be issued pursuant to the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 directing works take place to mitigate the fire hazard. 

View the full Fire Prevention Inspection Process.

Learn more about what the Shire is doing for fire management to help mitigate fire risk.

Fire Ready meetings

For information regarding Fire Ready Victoria Meetings in your area please visit the CFA website.

Fire hazards

Mornington Peninsula Shire Fire Prevention Officers inspect properties in the lead-up to summer and during the CFA’s Declared Fire Danger Period to see if there are fire hazards that need to be addressed on private land.  Where fire hazards are identified on private land a statutory Fire Prevention Notice will be issued pursuant to the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 directing works take place to mitigate the fire hazard.  The Fire Prevention Inspection Process is outlined in our section on Fire Prevention

Fire safety

  • If you're travelling around the state this summer, you need to make sure you're fire ready. Visit the EMVFacebook page.
  • Emergency warnings can also be found on Twitter via @vicemergency
  • EMV's VicEmergency App download the free app from the Apple app store or get it on Google Play
  • The VicEmergency Hotline provides information during and after major incidents. Call 1800 226 226
  • For more ideas on where to get more information about emergencies visit the Vic Emergency Website
  • Learn about Mornington Peninsula bushfire places of last resort.

Register to volunteer in an emergency

If you would like to help in an emergency, complete and submit the registration form on the website www.volunteer.vic.gov.au
Once you have submitted the form, your details will be passed on to the Shire to coordinate the recovery efforts in the affected area.