Note: this article refers to checklists and resources for Australia. If you are located elsewhere, please be sure to check your local government or industry website for region-specific resources.
This article will answer the questions:
- How do I check fire affected areas?
- What safety tips should I follow when assessing fire damaged sites?
- I need immediate assistance, what should I do?
It is important that Posters and Taskers take steps to ensure their personal safety . We advise that you listen to the advice of emergency services and local councils.
When getting your bushfire related tasks done:
- Ensure that you and your Tasker do not put yourselves or other individuals in danger.
- Ensure that you provide Taskers with a safe working environment.
- Engage Taskers who have the appropriate skills and qualifications to do your tasks. We encourage you to look for the Bushfire Recovery Badge.
- If you suspect any inappropriate content, posted task and/ or offer, please make sure you report it to us
How to check fire affected areas:
- NSW New South Wales Fires Near Me ; Evacuation centres open; Live Traffic for road closures - NSW Bush Fire Information Line - 1800 679 737
- VIC Victoria Incidents and warnings- The VIC Emergency hotline – 1800 226 226
- QLD Queensland Alerts
- SA South Australia AlertsS- SA Bushfire Information Hotline – 1800 362 361
Accessing fire damaged sites:
Exercise caution when attending fire damaged sites. For further information:
- NSW NSW Government Property hazards fact sheet
- VIC VIC Government Clean up after a bushfire
- QLD QLD Government Returning home after a bushfire
- SA SA Government Safety - After a bushfire
For immediate assistance
- For immediate help or life-threatening situations: Call 000
- For help with damage: Call the State Emergency Service on 132 500
- For mental health enquiries or people in crisis: Call Lifeline on 13 11 14
- For insurance claims: Call the Insurance Council of Australia on 1800 734 621 for general enquiries
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