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Bushfire Arson Prevention


Bushfire arson prevention

Australian Government: Attorney-General's Department - Emergency Management in Australia

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 Bushfire arson prevention

Bushfire arson is a major threat to the Australian community. Up to 50 per cent of bushfires in Australia are deliberately lit or start in suspicious circumstances. Bushfire arson causes death and injury, loss of property and damage to the environment including wildlife and habitat losses. We all need to play our part to stop bushfire arson.

Government action

Bushfire arson is a difficult crime to combat as it is rarely detected and even more rarely prosecuted. Government agencies at all levels are working together with police, fire and emergency services agencies, research centres and community groups to deliver an efficient and effective national approach to reducing and preventing bushfire arson.

Find out more about the Australian Government’s national policy and the National Forum for the Prevention of Bushfire Arson.

Select your state or territory on the interactive map below to find out more about prevention activities near you.

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