Current stories

Thu, 12/09/2013
The Bushfire CRC special event – ‘Putting Research to Good Use’ – has been postponed to early 2014. This major event to showcase the end of the Bushfire CRC was planned for late October 2013, but will now be held on a date to be determined after the summer bushfire season has concluded in 2014.
This years conference was the largest yet
Thu, 12/09/2013
The final Bushfire CRC conference, held in conjunction with the AFAC annual conference, was full of highlights in Melbourne last week. Key aspects of the week included the full day Research Forum, as well as both the research utilisation and outstanding contribution awards.
Fire spread model of the 2009 Kilmore East fire using Fire DST
Tue, 10/09/2013
A short new video highlights the exciting developments the Fire DST proof of concept software program has made, and how it builds on existing fire mapping products.
Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2013-2014
Mon, 02/09/2013
Large areas of southern Australia, especially along the east and west coasts extending inland, face above normal fire potential for the 2013-2014 fire season, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the country over the last 12 months. View the full outlook in Fire Note 116.
Quantifying the impact of fire on tree water use
Thu, 22/08/2013
Do mixed species eucalyptus forests use more water as they recover from fire?
Tue, 13/08/2013
Dr Laurie Hammond has accepted the appointment of Independent Chair of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
2013 conference logo
Mon, 12/08/2013
The 10th and final Bushfire CRC conference is almost upon us. This year the joint event with AFAC is at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2-5 September.
What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface?
Wed, 31/07/2013
What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? This research is assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions and their exposure concentrations at these types of fires.

In the media...

Mandurah Mail
Wed, 11/09/2013
Melton and Moorabool Weekly
Wed, 11/09/2013
Casey Weekly
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 10/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Tue, 10/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 10/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Tue, 10/09/2013
Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Weekly
Tue, 10/09/2013
Seven News
Mon, 09/09/2013
Climate Spectator
Fri, 06/09/2013
The Courier Mail
Tue, 13/08/2013
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Mon, 17/06/2013
Science Network Western Australia
Fri, 24/05/2013
Financial Review
Fri, 12/04/2013
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

More than a decade ago, Australia and New Zealand embarked on a coordinated fire science program through the Bushfire CRC – the first such effort to include a broad scope of scientific disciplines that was nationally coordinated and addressing user needs.

The bushfires of the scale experienced on Black Saturday in 2009 raised many research questions for...

Posted: 10 weeks 23 hours ago

As the research is progressively completed in coming months, communicating the outputs to partners will be the major focus of the Bushfire CRC. This is an exciting time, and we aim to make it as easy as possible for both end users and researchers. Two final reports are already complete, for the...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Fri, 24/08/2012
The Bushfire CRC Research Forum will connect emergency managers with researchers
More than 30 researchers from universities and emergency management agencies across Australia and New Zealand will describe their latest work at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Forum in Perth on 28 August.
Thu, 23/08/2012
The 19th AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference 2012 will be held in Perth, 28-31 Aug
The 19th AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference 2012 will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from 28-31 August, 2012, attracting more than 1000 people in emergency services throughout Australasia and high calibre presenters from around the world.
Fri, 15/06/2012
Shelford grassfire
ACT firefighters undergo stress tests with bushfire researchers
Mon, 14/05/2012
Fire at somersby falls
Emergency service agencies and scientists call for more research funding as a Climate Commission report predicts record heatwaves, bushfires and rising sea levels in New South Wales because of climate change.
Thu, 17/11/2011
The science and the politics of burning the Australian landscape to reduce bushfire risk and promote biodiversity is the subject of a new CSIRO Publishing book sponsored by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre to be launched in Melbourne next week by the Hon Bernard Teague, AO, Chair of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Thu, 22/09/2011
Roleystone fire
Many Perth Hills residents recognised a bushfire was possible in their area before the February fires, but did not see it as a threat to their own lives or properties, a Bushfire CRC study of residents has found.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 122: This completed PhD research examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in...

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Fire Note 121: This pilot research project applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding...

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Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire...

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Fire Note 119: January 2013 saw NSW areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire...

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Fire Note 118: Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency...

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Fire Note 117: The research findings presented in this Fire Note explain that different psychological processes between individuals drives their decision making....

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Fire Note 116: Large areas of southern Australia, especially along the east and west coasts extending inland, face above normal fire potential for the 2013-2014 fire season,...

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Fire Note 115: This Fire Note outlines a study on the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species...