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Extreme weather warning: bush fires rage in NSW and Victoria

19 March 2018 - 03:06PM

Bush fires tore through towns in New South Wales and Victoria over this past weekend, and fire services are warning residents to remain clear and avoid affected areas until the fires are contained.  

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Extreme weather warning: Tropical Cyclone Marcus heading for Darwin

16 March 2018 - 02:18PM

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to residents in the Northern Territory as Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to approach the northwest Top End coast.

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Extreme weather: North Queensland flooding ‘catastrophic’

12 March 2018 - 03:57PM

Torrential rain, floods and storms in North Queensland have caused the Insurance Council of Australia to declare a catastrophe in the area.

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Breaking news: severe storm warning for Victoria

01 December 2017 - 01:09PM

The Bureau of Meteorology and State Emergency Service have issued a severe storm warning to Victorians across the state, to prepare for freakish weather with massive rainfall, flooding and lightning strikes. Huge storms have already hit Australia’s south-east and are moving towards Victoria, expected to reach Melbourne in the evening of Friday 1 December, BOM predicts.

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Cease harvesting system ditched to hand fire condition assessments to NSW farmers

20 September 2017 - 03:34PM

A whole new system of assessing dangerous fire conditions for harvesting is being introduced by the NSW Rural Fire Service, giving farmers on-farm responsibility to decide on fire risks.

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Ensure your business is ready this bushfire season

12 September 2017 - 10:58AM

The spring 2017 and summer 2017‒18 bushfire season has been tipped as high risk over most of Australia, due to climatic conditions in the last six months.  If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now.

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National alert for earlier, more severe bushfire season 2017‒2018

11 September 2017 - 09:23AM

Tinderbox conditions across the country were top of the agenda at the Australian Fire Authorities Council emergency management conference held in Sydney 4‒6 September.

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UPDATED: Tropical Cyclone Debbie hits North Queensland

24 March 2017 - 04:08PM

Updated 28 March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the mainland of North Queensland at 2:00pm, remaining a category three system over land for the next eighteen hours. 

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Severe thunderstorm warning for New South Wales

14 March 2017 - 11:24AM

14 March, 2017 The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds for residents and businesses across New South Wales. 

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Discovering the risk of underinsurance: 4 lessons from Aussie farmers

23 February 2017 - 05:23PM

You’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work on the farm. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you’re prepared for it all.

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