Updated Australian Fire Danger Rating System

Published on 01 September 2022

Australia’s Fire Danger Rating System has changed to make it easier for people to make decisions on high fire danger days.

The Australia-wide Fire Danger Rating System was introduced on 1 September. It has four categories: moderate, high, extreme and catastrophic.

A ‘no rating’ has been introduced for days when no proactive action is required by community members. This does not mean fires cannot happen, but that any fires that start are not likely to threaten public safety.

The new rating system uses the latest technology and research to provide accurate and detailed predictions of fire behaviour and potential threat to the community.

Learn more about the new system and update your 5 minute bushfire plan

CFS fire rating danger system

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