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NSW Rural Fire Service, the world's largest fire service. 70,000 volunteer members provide emergency services to over 95 percent of NSW.

Find 'Planning for Bushfire Protection' and download it for free.

Find out if you are in the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code Area.

The BPA is a professional membership organisation which also offers an accreditation scheme. The Association welcomes professionals from all sectors of the bushfire protection industry and offers a comoprehensive and inclusive organisation


SAI Global provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement.

You can purchase Australian Standard 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas from here.

If you are wondering how to become an accredited bushfire practitioner, you can find out more by searching for courses at Western Sydney University. You can study a Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Protection or Graduate Diploma in Bushfre Protection.

As these are postgraduate courses you will need a degree in a suitable area first such as engineering, land surveying, building, building surveying, construction, planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, physical sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, emergency management, land-use planning, local government or public sector management, or three years full-time equivalent professional work experience as a member of a state (or territory) fire service or bushfire consultancy firm working in the area of bushfire assessments.

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