Here is a link to the Rural Fire Service page detailing information on the 10/50 ruling that applies to properties within a recognised bushfire prone area.
Rural Fire Service
Link to RFS website for 10/50 ruling information.
The scheme allows people in a designated area to:
- Clear trees on their property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval; and
- Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.
You can find out if your property is in a 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area using an online tool.
The 10/50 scheme is supported by the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice.