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 Emergencies Act 2004.
The ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP), originally released in January 2005, was the first step in taking a comprehensive approach to manage bushfires and protect life, property, assets and the environment in the ACT.
The SBMP is reviewed every five years in consultation with the community and key stakeholders, bringing together experience, views and knowledge to inform the Plan.
Consultation on the new draft plan closed on Tuesday 25 June 2019. The SBMPv4 is scheduled to be released in September 2019.
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.
- Regional bushfire prone areas [actmapi.act.gov.au]
- Regional bushfire abatement zone [actmapi.act.gov.au]
- Regional management zones [actmapi.act.gov.au]
- Regional fire management plan story [RFMP Story Map]
Bushfire Operational Plans
The Bushfire Operational Plans map shows the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) for land managed by the Territory for the current financial year.
The EPSDD BOP is derived from the 5 year Regional Fire Management Plans, which can also be viewed on this site. The EPSDD 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 the SBMP. 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.