Kevin Tolhurst

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Project Leader, Researcher

Kevin provides expert advice on fire behaviour and fire suppression strategies at major bushfires.  Some recent examples include the Black Saturday fires in Victoria in 2009, and the Great Divide Fires in 2007.  Kevin has been involved in many inquiries and court cases involving fires including: Linton Coronial Inquiry, Canberra Coronial Inquiry, House of Representative 2003 Inquiry, 2005Wangary Coronial Inquiry S.A., the 2008 Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2007 fires in Victoria, and the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Kevin’s current research activities are centred around developing a bushfire risk management decision support system to be used nationally.  This work has been a core activity in the BushfireCRC since 2003. His research and consulting interests include:

  • Wildfire behaviour prediction
  • Development of prescribed burning techniques and guidelines
  • Landscape scale fire ecology management
  • Fire risk management
  • Ecological impacts of repeated fires

Publications authored


Authors K.G. Tolhurst; D. Chong


Authors K.G. Tolhurst; D. Chong; M. Strandgard
Authors K.G. Tolhurst; W.R. Anderson; J.S. Gould
Journal Article


Authors K.G. Tolhurst; L. Clark
Conference Paper


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