Depending on your BAL rating and council regulations, we recommend leaving a 5m wide path between the house and the garden and choosing plants that are fire retardant or fire resistant and will survive the bushfire season without dropping small branches into gutters, increasing your risk.
Always monitor the growth of trees and shrubs so that pruning is maintained, dead limbs removed, leaves put into compost bins with lids.
We suggest positioning pools, paved areas and lawn breaks between the house and the direct fire threat to further reduce risk.
Water tanks should also be included dependant on the BAL ratings. However, restrictions for storage, access, signage and water tank configuration, among other things can vary between states, your location, the size of your property and the type of dwelling.