Don’t be a weak link in bushfire safety in your neighbourhood this year. Now is the time to ensure your firebreak is effective.
Firebreaks are a legal requirement in the Darwin and Katherine rural areas and must be in by 6 June or you could face a fine.
The absence of firebreaks on a property can create unnecessary risk for you, your neighbours and firefighters. Your home and pets could also be at risk.
The action you take now to remove unwanted rubbish and vegetation from around your home can help prevent the devastation fire can cause.
Firebreaks must be:
· At least 4m wide
· Installed around the perimeter of your property, house and other permanent structures
· Free of vegetation more than 50mm high