Free app empowers homeowners to protect their property against bushfires

Warrandyte local using app. Photo: supplied.

A new app has been launched by the Resilient Building Council to enable people to assess the bushfire resilience of their homes, and take pre-emptive actions to protect their properties and families during the bushfire season.

Urging people to use the free app to prepare their homes, the Resilient Building Council says Australia must do things differently, starting now. The world-first Bushfire Resilience Rating Home Self-Assessment app places decades of science and research in the hands of homeowners, allowing them to assess their home and measure how well it would perform in a bushfire event.

A customised action plan, specific to their individual property and local risk, is also provided with the home’s Resilience Rating updated as the designated tasks are completed.

The Bushfire Resilience Rating system was developed by Australia’s leading researchers and engineers through a collaboration led by the Resilient Building Council, in response to calls from governments, insurers, banks, households, and the 2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

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