Neighbourhood Safer Places

A Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) is not a community fire refuge or emergency relief centre. NSPs are places of last resort during the passage of a bushfire, and are intended to be used by persons whose primary bushfire plans have failed.

NSPs are places of relative safety only. They do not guarantee the survival of those who assemble there. There may also be serious risks to safety encountered in travelling to NSPs during a bushfire.

Depending on the position and direction of a bushfire, a designated NSP may not be safer than other locations within the area.

Click here(PDF, 685KB) to download the Neighbourhood Safer Place Information Sheet.

There are the following designated places of last resort within the Murrindindi Shire:

Town  Address
Alexandra Leckie Park Cricket Oval, Vickery Street
Eildon Basketball Court, Corner Main Street and Centre Avenue
Flowerdale Flowerdale Hall, Whittlesea-Yea Road
Kinglake West Recreation Reserve, Corner Whittlesea-Kinglake Road and Recreation Road
Marysville Community Centre, Falls Road
Thornton Recreation Reserve, Taggerty-Thornton Road
Yarck Recreation Reserve, Yarck Road
Yea Railway Park, Station Street 

 If you would like to nominate a site for an NSP in your neighbourhood, please contact your local CFA brigade.