Bushfire Management Overlay

The Victorian Government has recently reviewed the Bushfire Management Overlay and our planning scheme maps have been updated to include more properties in the overlay.

These important changes are about making new homes, our communities and the environment safer and more resilient to bushfire.

The Bushfire Management Overlay is a planning control applied to properties with the potential to be affected by extreme bushfires. Planning permits may be required to build or develop land in the Bushfire Management Overlay.

If your property is in the Bushfire Management Overlay, you may need a planning permit to build or develop your land, and you will need to meet bushfire protection requirements.

For more information and to check if your property is affected by the BMO go to www.planning.vic.gov.au/bmo

You can also contact our Planning Unit on (03) 5772 0333 to access advice on the planning process and what you will need to do to build or develop your land.

Click here(PDF, 944KB) to download our information presentation on the updated Bushfire Management Overlay.

Click here for more general information on zones and overlays.