Bushfire Places of Last Resort - Neighbourhood Safer Places
A 'Bushfire Place of Last Resort' also known as a 'Neighbourhood Safer Place' (NSP) is a place of last resort when all other bushfire plans have failed. Your safety or survival at one of these locations is not guaranteed.
Locations of Bushfire Places of Last Resort in the Surf Coast Shire
Anglesea has two Bushfire Places of Last Resort, which are located at:
- Shopping strip car park area, Great Ocean Road (between Camp Road and McDougall Road)
- Riverbank, Great Ocean Road (opposite Minifie Avenue)
Anglesea Bushfire Places of Last Resort Information Sheet(PDF, 1MB)
Lorne has two Bushfire Places of Last Resort, which are located at:
- Lorne foreshore, Mountjoy Parade (opposite Williams Street)
- Point Grey picnic area and car park, Great Ocean Road (between Mountjoy Parade and Hird Street)
Lorne Bushfire Places of Last Resort Information Sheet(PDF, 2MB)
The Moriac Bushfire Place of Last Resort is located at:
- Newling Reserve/Moriac Community Centre, grassed area at the rear of the building on Hendy Main Road (between Deppeler Avenue and Cooks Lane). Entry is also available from Daniel Drive.
Moriac Bushfire Place of Last Resort Information Sheet(PDF, 2MB)
Things you should know about Bushfire Places of Last Resort – Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP):
- It does not replace a well thought out and practised plan. Going to a Bushfire Place of Last Resort should be your last resort when your plans have failed.
- It may be that your home or one of your neighbours' offers better protection than an NSP.
- Travelling to an NSP when there is a bushfire can be extremely dangerous, there is no guarantee that you will be safe doing so.
- Sheltering at an NSP may not prevent death or injury from fire, embers or radiant heat.
- You should only use an NSP when your primary bushfire plan has failed or cannot be implemented.
- There is no guarantee that CFA or other emergency services will be present during a bushfire.
- No special facilities will be provided for people with special needs, including those requiring medical attention.
- NSPs have limited capacity and may be uncomfortable.
- You may be on your own, emergency service agencies may not be able to assist you at an NSP.
- Food, drinks and provision for animals will not be provided.
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