National study profiles bushfire preparedness

Fire Note 133: The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in Australia's bushfire-prone areas.

The findings are based on four separate but related studies (both qualitative and quantitative) conducted over two years in a total of 288 fire-prone communities across four states: Western Australia (WA), Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

The large-scale quantitative phase of the research project identifies and quantifies the 'whole-of-community' level influences together with individual factors involved in determining whether and how well communities and their householders prepare for bushfire threat.

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