If you live in a bush fire zone property, you are covered by the 10/50 scheme. This scheme basically makes it simple for those higher risk properties wanting to reduce their risk in the event of bush fire.
The scheme allows people in a designated area to:
- Clear trees on their property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval; and
- Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.
Click this link to access the online tool to easily check if you land is covered by the 10/50 scheme. Be sure to check this regularly and on the day you are clearing to confirm eligibility as entitlement areas might change.