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Fire weather experts and land managers discuss the upcoming southern bushfire season in Perth.
Fire weather experts and land managers discuss the upcoming southern bushfire season in Perth.
Date
20 Aug 2015

Southern Australia Seasonal Fire Assessment Workshop 2015

The Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for southern Australia is used by fire authorities to make strategic decisions on resource planning and prescribed fire management for the upcoming fire season. The outlook is decided at an annual workshop convened by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC.

The Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Assessment Workshop was hosted by the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife in Perth on 20 August. The workshop, supported by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC, brought together fire and land managers, climatologists and meteorologists to evaluate the upcoming season for the southern part of Australia.

The group discussed the weather, landscape conditions and cross-border implications leading into summer and determined areas that had the potential for a fire season that was above normal or normal. Attendees included representatives of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, AFAC, the Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania Fire Service, the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Service Agency, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, South Australia’s Country Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Victoria’s Country Fire Authority and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Parks, Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook and the earlier Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook provide information to assist fire authorities in making strategic resource and planning decisions leading into the fire season.

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015-16 will be released as a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard Note.

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