NEWS by Catherine Gorrie Bushfire Consultant

27/06/2022. We are looking forward to attending this year's Australian Bushfire Building Conference: "Building partnerships for change", from 14-16 September at the Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains.

2/06/2022. We are proud to be associated with the recently formed Bushfire Protection Association. The BPA aims to promote interest in and awareness of bushfire protection and prevention to the public, other professionals, fire and emergency services and all levels of government. Find it at

28/04/2022. Response Recovery and Resilience Expo is on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May 2022. Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Shire Councils have teamed up with Resilience NSW and the National Recovery and Resilience Agency for a second year to host the event. It's Free! For more information and to register head to:

21/04/2022. We have been busy moving premises this week and our services were disrupted. If we haven't returned your call please get in touch again!

17/01/2022. Happy New Year! Our offices are OPEN! Looking forward to a successful 2022!

3/12/2021. We are looking forward to the Christmas Season! Our offices will be closed from 24 December to 10 January. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Christmas.

29/10/2021. We are looking forward to the Australian Bushfire Building Conference starting on Monday. All our professional staff are attending so we will repond to your enquiries from Thursday next week. 

23/09/2021. We are conducting contactless site inspections. We are all fully vaccinated and following best practice protocols for site inspections.

2/09/2021. Did you know you can request a Bushfire Webinar from us? Usual topics are all about Planning For Bushfire Protection and are suitable for anyone, and we have mostly delivered to Building Designers, Council Development Assessment Officers, Town Planners and Registered Certifiers. You can register your interest by using our Contact Us form.

23/08/2021. We are very excited to welcome Nicole van Dorst to our Team. Nicole brings a wealth of experience with her and is our new Manager, Bushfire.

16/08/2021. Following the update to Covid restrictions announced on 28/07/2021, we will be recommencing contactless site inspections from 1 August 2021, except for the following areas: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.

19/07/2021. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the NSW Government has increased restrictions within the Greater Sydney area. This means that all site inspections and in person meetings will be paused until July 30, 2021, in line with Government requirements. BFCS P/L will continue working remotely and our team is available, as necessary, to complete all activities that aren't based on-site. We will continue to monitor and comply with the NSW Government’s requirements to keep our team safe. If you would like to discuss the implications of these changes, please contact us!

18/06/2021. The 2021 Australian Bushfire Building Conference draft program has been announced. It looks like being another great conference!

12/05/2021. A very interesting project is underway between the Bushfire Building Council of Australia and the community members of Shoalhaven to develop the bushfire resilient FORTIS House. Check it out!

27/04/2021. Many people ask us how to rectify the incorrect use of timbers in bushfire prone areas. In some circumstances, these may be able to be treated with Fireshell F1E, available from Exfire. Unfortunately it can't be used on trafficable surfaces, such as the decking timbers.

22/04/2021. Why not plan for your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) before you build? Did you know that the BAL can impact your building costs, and even prevent some type of developments form occuring?

21/04/2021. We have booked an Exhibitors stand at the Association of Australian Certifiers Conference to be held on 28 May 2021. If you are attending, make sure you say hi! 

31/03/2021. Today marks the official end to the quietest fire season in more than a decade, a stark contrast to the devastating 2019/20 season.

10/03/2021. We are often asked to recommend skylights for use in Bushfire Attack Level Flame Zone. Unfortunately there are none in the market place at this time.

26/02/2021. If you are looking for a Landscape professional who understands bushfire protection, try Angela Maroney

25/02/2021. We are often asked which trees have fire resisting properties. We came across this article and hope you get some great ideas from here

We’d love to know if you’re ready for in person seminars or happy with Zoom presentations? We try to keep to small groups and encourage an interactive experience.

You can register your interest and preference by using our Contact Us form

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