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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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NSW bush fires: what to do if you've been affected

13 February 2017 - 03:02PM

New South Wales faced unprecedented temperatures this past weekend, with 'catastrophic' fire conditions described as the worst in the state's history.

According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, communities in the Upper Hunter, Central Ranges and Upper Central West Plains have been particularly at risk. A number of properties have reportedly been destroyed by bush fires, and a large uncontained...

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5 simple (but often forgotten) ways to prepare for the bushfire season

09 December 2016 - 10:00AM

Summer is upon us and the bushfire risk is set to soar in several states across Australia.

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How high is your bushfire risk?

06 December 2016 - 09:13AM

An estimated 1.75 million blocks of land across Australia face bushfire risk, according to data released by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Worse still there’s a danger that a high proportion of these properties may be underinsured – leaving landowners potentially facing dire financial consequences in the event of a loss.

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