Summary

Information Sheet titled 'Staying in High Bushfire Risk Areas', published by Tourism Victoria, circa 2008. It reflects community safety education and emergency response prior to Black Saturday. It recommends actions to be undertaken by tourist travelling in bush or rural areas during times of high fire risk or bushfire season It includes a brief summary of safety when staying hiking or driving in areas of high bushfire risk. It includes information on local ABC Radio frequencies as well as a contact number for the Victorian Bushfire Hotline. The document reflects current and best practice in application of personal safety and survival during times of high bushfire risk at the time it was written.

Physical Description

A4 leaflet with white and brown background and extensive printed text in black and orange.

Significance

This information sheet is reflective of the challenges faced by local government and other authorities when dealing with responses to natural disasters such as fire or flood. As climate events experienced in Australia are becoming more extreme, there is a lag in the provision of relevant information suitable for the extremes of climate change being demonstrated.

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