Fire Prevention on Private Property

Visit the CFA Website for information on preparing your property for the fire danger period

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 within a specified timeframe.

Residents who have concerns about fire hazards on private or council land can call the Mornington Peninsula Shire on 1300 850 600.

Fire Management Contractors List

This information may be of assistance should you be seeking a contractor to assist in removal of fire hazard(s) and fire prevention related work.

A person named on a Fire Prevention Notice issued by the Mornington Peninsula Shire is responsible for ensuring the work is carried out by the date shown on the Notice. A Fire Prevention Notice provides the authority to undertake only the works specified on the Notice.

The Shire does not recommend or endorse any contractor on this list. It is the responsibility of the land owner to ensure the contractor employed is appropriately qualified and insured to undertake the work/s.

Download Fire Management Contractors List(PDF, 66KB)

You should have your property maintained in a Fire Ready condition for the entire Fire Danger Period. This may require fire prevention works such as slashing to occur on multiple occasions throughout the Summer and Fire Danger Period.

Weeds Identification Brochure

This information may be of assistance in identifying weed species listed on your fire prevention notice. This brochure will also provide suggested treatment solutions.

Download: Weeds Brochure(PDF, 2MB)

What Fire Management does the Shire do?

Learn more about the Shire's Fire Management Program.