Implementation of the Australian Fire Danger Rating System

This Schedule will support the implementation of the Australian Fire Danger Rating System. The new Australian Fire Danger Rating System will improve public safety and reduce the impacts of bushfires by improving decision making enabled by more· accurate scientific information. Nationally consistent fire danger rating information will be available to the public, reducing confusion about how to react to a warning.

The funding the states and territories receive through this agreement will assist in addressing recommendations 13.1 (Development and implementation of the Australian Fire Danger Rating System), and 13.2 (Education on the Australian Fire Danger Rating system) of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

National Emergency Management Agency
Total funding
Agreement type
FFA - Environment
Start date
17 May 2022
End date
31 December 2022
Expired agreement