Banjup Bushfire 2014 and how to prepare your property

Remembering the Banjup Bushfire 2014

Ten years after the Banjup bushfire which occured on 3 February 2014, the City of Cockburn remembers.

Listen to insights and learnings from residents Glen and Ron, as well as Jarrad from the Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Mike from the City of Cockburn, and Andrew from the Banjup Residents Association. 

Let’s learn from the past to build a safer future for the City of Cockburn.
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Hear from two locals Glen and Ron, who describe how the bushfire unfolded on 3 February 2014.

How to prepare your family and home against the threat of bushfires 

It is important to know the risks of a bushfire and how to be prepared in the event of a fire emergency. View our 'Preparing your home for Fire Season' video series on how to best prepare this summer. 

Learn what types of properties are most at risk and some simple precautions you can take to reduce that risk.

Have a Bushfire Plan

Creating a bushfire plan takes just 15 minutes and is the best way to keep you and your household safe.  Your plan should include any pets and livestock. 

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has publications that can help you prepare your property in the instance of a bushfire, including:

Prepare a survival kit

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has a Bushfire Preparation Toolkit which will help you to act quickly in an emergency.

Water supplies

Western Australia has challenging busfire seaons, so please remember not to rely on your scheme water supply if you plan to stay and defend your property. Heat-damaged water infrastructure or power outages may result in a loss of supply. High demand will also lead to a drop in pressure and water supply tanks can empty quickly.

While leaving high-risk bushfire areas is the safest option, those planning to defend their home must have an independent water supply such as water tanks and pumping capability in the event of power loss.

Stay connected

The City of Cockburn posts on Facebook about any local fires and up-to-date infromation about emergncy preparedness, total fire bans and harvest vehicle movement bans.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services' Facebook contains statewide alerts and warnings, and safety information and news. 

Subscribe to the City's newsletter, Fire Safe, for information about what the City is doing, upcoming events and opportunities to recieve assistance with emergency preparedness. 

Maintain your property

Make sure your property is complaint with the City's Fire Control Order.

Checklist to prepare your property

Where can I go for more information?

For more on how to prepare you home and property For bushfire warnings visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au. For more information on how to prepare for a bushfire visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/bushfire. To create or review your bushfire plan go to www.mybushfireplan.wa.gov.au or download the app. Find out more about the new Fire Danger Rating system. 

Contact

Address

City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.