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What are the risks?


30 strike zones in your home

Strike Zones are the areas of the home vulnerable to bushfire attack.

1 Ember entry
2 Burning roof debris at gutters and valleys
3 Ignition of attached structures
4 Ember entry
5 Horizontal surfaces
6 Window ledge
7 Embers at 2nd storey roof level
8 Wall and deck
9 Windowsills
10 Mulch and garden beds
11 Deck and glazing
12 Timber handrails
13 Glass doors and decks
14 Doors and door frames
15 Gaps around doors
16 Gaps around garage doors
Under floor
17 Ember entry
18 Failure of skylight allowing ember entry
Evaporative coolers
19 Embers ignite filters
20 Gas lines & bottles
21 Vents & other openings
Radiation/Flame Contact
22 Cars, boats, caravans
23 Vegetation
24 Timber retaining walls
25 Storage shed
26 Fences
27 Neighbouring homes and other structures
28 Other adjacent combustibles
29 Debris impact
30 Loosen materials, enable ember entry

Separation Zones you need to consider

Separation Zones show distances required to reduce the threat to the home from nearby items igniting.

Caravan 16m
Boat 13m
Neighbouring home 12m
Car 10m
Plastic water tank 8m
Detached garage 6m
Woodpile 5m
Treated pine fence 4m
Canoe / kayak 3m
Wheelie bin 2m
Plastic outdoor furniture 2m

Getting started

Complete the free self-assessment

Use the app to assess your home, receive your Rating and free, customised recommendations report.

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Take action to protect your home

Work through your recommendations using the Retrofit Handbook, developed by Australia’s leading resilience experts.

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Designing a new home?

Learn about best-practice resilient building principles and access free architectural drawings and handbooks.

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