If you live in a bushfire prone area, preparing a bushfire survival plan could mean the difference between life and death.

For families with children, bushfire planning presents some special issues and challenges.

As a parent, how much should you tell your child about the family’s bushfire survival plan? What role should your child play in the planning process? Will talking to your child about bushfires make them anxious or afraid?

Children and bushfires

This interactive document provides some useful tips based on sound evidence from Bushfire CRC research by Briony Towers, RMIT University.


Further reading

EM planning for children and young people – Department of Human Services

Don’t Leave Me Alone. Protecting Children in Australian Disasters and Emergencies – Save The Children