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ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan Version 3 [PDF 1.4 MB]

The Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP) is the document which sets out how bushfire risk is managed in the ACT. The SBMP is a requirement of the Emergency Services Act 2004.

CBR Be Bushfire Ready – The Next 5 Years
As part of the review of the SBMP, the ACT Emergency Services Agency invites you to attend one of the following community forums and share your ideas and expectations to help shape bushfire management in the ACT.

Tuesday 2 April 6–8pm
Abode Hotel 10 Bowes St, Phillip

Thursday 4 April 6–8pm
Labour Club 11 Petrie Plaza, Canberra

Tuesday 9 April 6–8pm
Raiders Belconnen 155 Hardwick Crescent, Holt

Thursday 11 April 6–8pm
Tharwa Community Hall 10 North Street, Tharwa

For more information and to register your attendance please email

SBMP maps

Maps have been developed to help describe and prioritise bushfire management in the ACT and are referred to in the SBMP. These maps are all designed to be viewed online and are available at the ACTMAPi website by clicking on the links below.

Bushfire Operational Plans

The Bushfire Operational Plans map shows the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) for the current financial year.

The TAMS BOP is derived from the 5 year Regional Fire Management Plans, which can also be viewed on this site. The TAMS BOP details the specific timing, type and location of fuel-reduction, access and infrastructure activities proposed to be undertaken in the ACT in the current financial; year, in accordance with Version 3 of the Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP).

Fire Management Standards for the ACT

The ACT Bushfire Management Standards [.PDF 1 MB] detail the measurable outcomes required under the current and ongoing management policies and procedures detailed in Part 2 of this plan. This document, which includes standards for matters such as fuel management and fire trail access, supports the Fire Services, land managers, developers and the general community in achieving effective results in reducing bushfire risk.

Supporting Infortmation

The SBMP also refers to supporting documents, which provide further information on fire management in the ACT. These documents are currently being formatted for publication. If a copy of these documents is required prior to their inclusion on this site, please email your request to