Community Bushfire Connection

The Community Bushfire Connection program is all about what people do before, during and after a bushfire, either individually on their property, collectively in their township or as an organisation involved in emergency management.

We all need to take action, but we need to be connected so that we know what each other is doing, and that our combined actions will provide the best outcome.

The Community Bushfire Connection program will deliver three community-based, bushfire-related events across these Latrobe Valley communities.


1) Fire Awareness Program – Understand fire in your area

Panel of fire experts – presentations with questions and answers.

Tyers Primary School

Saturday 11 November
Yinnar Hall

Tuesday 14 November
Moe Town Hall

Thursday 16 November
Morwell Council HQ

Friday 17 November

Please feel free to attend whatever sessions you like, just turn up on the night or an event will be created in our facebook group for you to notify us of your attendance

2) Bushfire Bus Stop – Prepare yourself

An information bus visits key communities with fire experts and tools to help people plan and prepare their properties for bushfire.

Tyers Hall

Mon 20 Nov 3-6pm
Thurs 23 Nov 7-10pm
Toongabbie: Old Hall

Mon 20 Nov 7-10pm
Thurs 23 Nov 2-6pm
Boolarra: Park

Tues 21 Nov 2-6pm
Sat 25 Nov 9-12pm
Yinnar: ARC

Tues 21 Nov 7-10pm
Churchill: Shops

Wed 22 Nov 10-2pm
Moe: Apex Park

Wed 22 Nov 7-10pm
Fri 24 Nov 10-2pm
Yallourn North: Hall

Sun 26 Nov 2-5pm
Callignee: Hall

Sun 26 Nov 9-12pm

For the bus stops please feel welcome to catch up wherever suits you

3) Tomorrow when the fire began – Valley fire scenario

Individuals and communities will work together with fire agencies in a simulated bushfire scenario to test bushfire plans and get a picture of how fire can impact the Valley, how it can affect you and how fire agencies manage these events.

Session 1

Wed 29 November
Session 2 (Repeat)

Thurs 30 November
Special Schools Session:
Single session.

Thurs 30 Nov 12-3pm
All sessions at Federation University Churchill in the Auditorium (Building 3E)


For “Tomorrow when the fire began” please visit the following link to register

This program was funded by the National Resilience Grants Fund and is an initiative building upon the 2014 and 2015 Living with Bushfire Community Conferences held at Federation University.

A working group representing the following organisations has been established to deliver this program : Voices of the Valley, Parks Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Latrobe City, Federation University and the Country Fire Authority.