The Fire Game

The Fire Game is now available to book and borrow directly from the following locations:

The Fire Game encourages fun and conversation as it asks some serious questions that will put your bushfire knowledge to the test! As you move around the board, answering questions and trying your luck with ‘chance’ cards, you’ll build awareness that can help you prepare yourself and your family for fire – especially if you enjoy living in or visiting a high fire risk area.

The Fire Game was piloted during the summer of 2015-16, and a revised version will be released in April 2017, along with versions for Colac Otway and Corangamite Shires.  The Fire Game will be distributed widely throughout the Surf Coast Shire, for example to schools, Community Houses, libraries, a broad range of community groups, visitor information centres, accommodation providers and fire brigades. 

Surf Coast Shire Council thanks and acknowledges the following organisations that were involved in the development of The Fire Game:

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  • Country Fire Authority - District 7 and South West Region
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) – Otway District
  • Victoria Police – Western Region Division
  • Anglesea Primary School – staff and Grade 5/6 students of 2015
  • Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry - Surf Coast Area
  • Department of Health and Human Services – Barwon South West
  • Colac Otway Shire and Corangamite Shire Councils
The Fire Game has been printed for Surf Coast Shire Council, Colac Otway Shire Council and Corangamite Shire Council with funding from the State Government of Victoria.

The Fire Game has received the following awards:

  • IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards (Disaster and Emergency Services Category) – winner
  • Fire Awareness Awards (Community-led Preparedness category) – winner
  • LGPro Awards for Excellence (Service Delivery category) – winner

For general enquiries contact Council’s Resilient Communities Officer: or phone 5261 0600.