Bushfire hazard

Bushfire hazard

Investigate the cause and effects of bushfires and how to prevent, mitigate and prepare for them.

Suitable for Year 9


The south-west of Western Australia is prone to bushfires. Students will investigate their cause and distribution as well as how they affect lives, property and the environment. Students will also examine how the principles of prevention, mitigation and preparedness minimise the effects of bushfires. The excursion includes hands-on experience with a range of firefighting tools and equipment.


  • Discover key conditions that create bushfire.
  • Understand the science behind bushfire distribution and spread.
  • Understand how the Australian bush has a interdependent relationship with bushfire.
  • What you can do - techniques for preparedness and mitigation.

Additional information

  • Venue

    Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year 7 to 10
  • Learning area

  • Cross curriculum priorities

  • Duration

    4 hours