Community Action - Be Fire Ready

Frankston City is a predominantly residential area, with some rural residential, industrial, commercial and rural areas.

With Frankston being home to 55 natural reserves along with a number of sporting reserves and 11 kilometres of foreshore, and more than 400 neighbourhood and feature parks, fire prevention is a priority.

Travelling to Frankston City to undertake flood and fire preparation works

From midnight 21 October 2020, COVID-19 restrictions allow residents of metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria (with written permission from Council) to travel to Frankston City to prepare properties for fire and flood.

If you own a secondary property in Frankston City and need to undertake works for emergency purposes please complete the application form(DOCX, 254KB) and send it to:

Council officers will deem whether travel to Frankston City is required. Considerations will include whether the property is located in a high bushfire or flood risk area. Applicants who provide an email address will receive their permit outcome within 48 hours.

Plan Early

  • Develop fire plans for your family, street/neighbourhood and your business
  • Decide if you are going to stay to defend your property, or if you will leave early on 'high risk' days
  • Know and understand the triggers for leaving before fire threatens, and plan where you will go
  • Identify work required around your property
  • Clear vegetation and potential fuel from around your property
  • Attend a local fire safety community meeting and join a local CFA Community Fireguard group
  • Contact the CFA and Register for free property advice at CFA website

Get Involved

The CFA conducts community information sessions for residents each year plus regular meetings with Community Fireguard Groups of local residents in a particular area.

  • Attend your local CFA Community meetings - contact your local brigade or visit CFA website 
  • Join a Community Fireguard group in your neighbourhood - contact your local brigade
  • Volunteer with the CFA - contact your local brigade

Bushfire Preparedness Program

The latest news from the Bushfire Preparedness Program is now published on the CFA website - including news on:

  • Household self-assessment tool
  • Community sirens
  • Stories on the latest training and volunteers involved in the program

Keep Informed and Be Vigilant

  • Visit the CFA website
  • Download the VicEmergency App
  • Call the Vic Emergency Hotline 1800 226 226
  • Listen to 774ABC Radio