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Bushfires

There are many sites on bushfire management, and the links pages of many of the sites below point in their direction. This listing is focussed on sites that provide information on bushfire events, present and past, as well as on the meteorological aspects of bushfires.

  1. AUS -- Australasian Fire Authorities Council -- AFAC is a peak representative body for fire and emergency services in Australia and New Zealand. Their site contains strategic and link information rather than operational information on bushfires. (15/01/05)
  2. NSW -- NSW Rural Fire Service. Click on news for major fire updates and media releases. There's also an excellent clickable map giving fire danger ratings. (25/09/03)
  3. Qld --Queensland Rural Fire Service. (17/11/06)
  4. Vic -- current operational and event news from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment: follow the Fire and other emergencies link. Good coverage of current, recent and historic bushfires back to 1851, together with useful items and case studies on the causes and management of bushfires. The Statewide Fire Situation Map on the Fires Today link, with its mouse-activated windows, packs a huge amount of detail into a simple, geographical format. (15/04/04)
  5. Vic -- Victorian Country Fire Authority. Follow links to News and fire updates. (15/01/05)
  6. SA -- South Australian Country Fire Service. Select Current Incidents for an achive of fire reports. (15/01/05)
  7. WA -- Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia. Currently a promotional brochure with some brief hints on managing for miscellaneous disasters. No fire reports. (15/01/05)
  8. Tas -- Tasmania Fire Service. A sweet, quick-loading site. Follow the link to Current Bushfires & Weather for a map and incident reports. (15/01/05)
  9. ACT -- ACT Fire Brigade. Mostly static material, but incident reports may be found on the ACT Emergency Services Authority site. Click on Media. (15/01/05)
  10. NT -- For operational information, visit the NT Fire and Rescue Service site. For more general information on bushfires in the NT, visit Bushfire Council of the Northern Territory. (13/10/06)
  11. Northern Australia: Northern Australian Fire Information (NAFI) -- Excellent site with detailed maps covering all of tropical Australia and showing current and recent hotspots and a one-year archive of fire scars. (15/01/05)