Be Ready Warrandyte

‘Be Ready Warrandyte – Living with Bushfire Risk’ was established by the Warrandyte Community Association after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. The aim of the campaign is to ensure that every household in the ‘Greater Warrandyte’ area has an effective bushfire plan.


International Recognition for Be Ready Warrandyte

Blythe J. McLennan (Research Fellow Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University) is the author of the article “Conditions for Effective Coproduction in Community-Led Disaster Risk Management“, featuring in the journal VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. This paper reports on a case study of collective coproduction in an Australian community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM), […]

February 12th, 2018

Important Information from the ‘Safe As Houses’ Community Forum – 26 October 2017

“Safe As Houses” – Pre-Summer Community Forum   Presentation Slides Warrandyte Community Association (Dick Davies) – Safe As Houses Presentation Emergency Management Victoria (Craig Lapsley) – EMV Presentation National Broadband Network, Local (Amy Jaballah) – NBN Presentation Bushfire Urban Design, CSIRO (Justin Leonard) – CSIRO Presentation – Why do houses burn down?   Important Links from the […]

September 12th, 2017

2016 Bushfire Scenario Event

  ARE YOU READY! – The bushfire scenario with a difference  Thursday 27th October, 7.00-9.00pm Warrandyte Community Church, 57 Yarra Street, Warrandyte. Register attendance at: 9844 5855 or info@warrandyte.org.au Are you ready! How will you cope when your world becomes unpredictable? How will you recover? These are questions emergency management professionals will be asking residents at […]

October 11th, 2016

Red Cross – Emergency Preparedness Week 19 – 26 Sep

Red Cross wants everyone in Australia to be prepared for an emergency, whether the floods we’ve seen over the past week, fire or personal crisis.  Emergency Preparedness Week, celebrated this year from September 19-26, is where we start. Too many conversations after an emergency begin with “I wish I had …”.  “I wish I’d taken […]

September 20th, 2016

Public Meeting – Warning Sirens for Warrandyte?

Following the devastating bushfires in February 2009, the WCA held an open forum attended by 280 Warrandyte residents under the banner of ‘Warrandyte – Be Better Prepared’. The purpose was to explore possible ways forward and to focus on issues and actions. There were no speeches or formal presentations, the format of the workshop was […]

August 31st, 2016



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