Request a Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment

If you're developing in a bush fire prone area, you may need to submit additional information with your Development Application.

If you're planning a Local or Complying Development in a bush fire prone area (BAL-29, BAL-19, BAL-12.5 or BAL-LOW), it's likely you'll need to submit a Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) Certificate with your Development Application.

You can use our online tools to check whether your property is bush fire prone and apply for a BAL Assessment to get a BAL Certificate.

Online

Step 1.Check the status of your property

To check whether your property is bush fire prone:

Step 2.Draw up your plans

When submitting your request for an assessment, you'll need to upload site plans, drawn to a suitable scale, that clearly show the location of proposed buildings or works, as well as setback distances from all allotment boundaries.

Step 3.Apply for an assessment

A BAL Assessment is required before Council can issue a BAL Certificate for your property.

You will be charged a fee on application, which covers the assessment and the certificate.

Apply online