Be Ready Warrandyte has produced a series of locally-oriented ‘tools’ to assist with your bushfire survival planning. See below…

Sample Fire Plan – Warrandyte

The “Sample Fire Plan” for Greater Warrandyte has been produced by the Be Ready Warrandyte committee (with particular thanks to Bruce Marsh) and can be used as your starting point by downloading below, saving to your own computer and adapting to suit your personal circumstances.

Click the image below to download the Smith Family Sample Fire Plan


Sample Fire Plan last updated Feb 2013


Warrandyte Fire Watch

Warrandyte Fire Watch
Warrandyte Fire Watch is a unique web-page that has been created by the organisation known as Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) specifically for the Be Ready Warrandyte project. It brings together information from the CFA, Bureau of Meteorology and VicRoads already refined to the Greater Warrandyte area. This page also has a Twitter feed where you in the community can let others know quickly what is happening where you are. It might be a road blockage due to a fallen tree or traffic accident which will take time to come through the regular channels.



Do you have a fire plan?

Be Ready Warrandyte’s highly acclaimed video parodying half-baked bushfire survival plans with a very serious message from local fire captain, Greg Kennedy.


Warrandyte Community Emergency Preparation Planner

Warrandyte Community Emergency Preparation Planner

Warrandyte Emergency Preparation Planner

Another initiative of the Be Ready Warrandyte program is the Warrandyte specific emergency preparation planner. Available for you to download and use throughout the year as a reminder of what you need to do to become bushfire prepared.


Fire Warnings – Understanding the terminology

Fire Warnings


This easy to read guide explains the government issued fire warning terminology.

Learn the difference between an ‘Advice’, a ‘Watch & Act’ and an ‘Emergency Warning’.

Understanding these terms could help save your life.




“Don’t Wait and See” Manningham Council Bushfire Video

Have you seen the “Don’t Wait and See” video? It is a video produced by Manningham City Council in 2011 which talks specifically about the Warrandyte area and the risks we face with regard to bushfire. It brings home the very important message not to sit around to wait and see what happens.


Landscaping for Bushfire

The CFA have produced a document to assist when designing your garden and selecting plants. Download a full copy of the Landscaping for Bushfire brochure (large file)

Or you can download the Plant Selection Key section only (smaller file) .


Total Fire Ban Days – Can I or Can’t I?

Updated August 2012

Click on the image to go to the CAN I OR CAN'T I section of the CFA website.

Click on the image to go to the CAN I OR CAN’T I section of the CFA website.

Or download the printable brochure here.


Warrandyte benefits from random ‘hacks’ of kindness

– Manningham Leader 19 December 2012

WHAT’S the smartest thing to do when you encounter a computer problem? Call in a hacker, of course.

The Warrandyte Community Association has added to its bushfire-ready strategies thanks to global philanthropic organisation Random Hacks of Kindness.

The group is preparing two programs that will be accessible through the associations’s website next year.

Project manager Jodi Clark said the spirit of the recent event, where the two strategies were among those devised by hackers, was “fabulous”.

“Six random guys sat down together, having never met before, and there were no egos, they just got on and worked really well together,” Ms Clark said.

In consultation with WCA, the hackers have devised a real-time bushfire webpage – which will have constantly updating information from the Bureau of Meteorology, VicRoads, CFA and Twitter – and an automated bushfire survival plan application.

RHoK Melbourne chairperson Simone Esler said local communities were often best placed for providing on the ground support in times of emergencies.

“RHoK’s purpose is to bring together people who are experts in technology with those who are experts in natural disasters,” Ms Esler said.

“Our motto is ‘hacking for humanity’ and that is what our volunteers do – use their technology skills for social good.”



A map of the 1969 bushfires.