Sparking Conversations, Igniting Action is a community bushfire resilience project working closely with 12 small neighbourhood groups across Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough.

In Hobart, our team will be working in Lenah Valley, South Hobart and Mount Nelson. Each of these neighbourhoods is characterised by a different bushfire risk profile and the mix of people who call it home.

Within each neighbourhood our team will work with up to 200 households to explore ways of better preparing for bushfire.

Our team will also be hosting community events, like forums and workshops, to create and strengthen community connections that help to build resilience to bushfire.

Make sure you register for email updates to get the latest news for your neighbourhood!

Hobart Neighbourhood Characteristics

Lenah Valley

Profile: Bushland-urban interface.
Bushfire risks: Limited escape routes and heavy bushland surrounding the suburb puts this neighbourhood at risk from ember attack and direct flame fronts.

Mount Nelson

Profile: A bushland suburb on the outskirts of Hobart.
Bushfire risks: Heightened bushfire risk from direct flame attack and ember attack. The tall trees, narrow roads and limited exit routes make this neighbourhood particularly vulnerable to bushfire.

South Hobart

Profile: Bushland-urban interface.
Bushfire risks: This community is at particular risk from bushfire coming from the northwest. Direct flame fronts, ember attack and a single vehicle entry point put this neighbourhood at heightened bushfire risk.

  • Book a Risk and Readiness Assessment

    Households within the project's target areas* are eligible to receive a free bushfire Risk and Readiness Assessment by one of our expert Community Fire Officers.

    This assessment will provide you with tailored actions you can take around your house to give it the best chance of surviving a bushfire. You'll also receive assistance to develop a bushfire survival plan. 

    Please complete this form and a member of our team will be in touch to inform you if you are eligible for an assessment, and if so, to book an appointment.

    *Please note that our target areas include approximately 150-200 houses in each suburb and do not include the whole suburb. Due to being a pilot project we are not able to book assessments for households outside of the target areas at this stage.