Accreditation as a Bushfire Hazard Practitioner - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to provide services and / or advice as a bushfire hazard practitioner.

Bushfire hazard practitioners are accredited by the Agency to provide advice on matters relating to planning and building in bushfire prone areas. Accredited practitioners may provide the following advice and services:

  • inspection of sites to determine the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)
  • determination of bushfire protection measures
  • preparation of bushfire reports
  • certification of Bushfire Hazard Management Plans (BHMP's), or an exemption to a Plan.

Bushfire Hazard Management Plans contain details about developments planned in bushfire prone areas and may contain information such as:

  • where the planned development will be located
  • construction design and building materials to be used
  • ongoing maintenance that may be required to minimise bushfire hazards.

Applicants are initially provisionally accredited and must participate in a training and mentoring program, usually for one year until full accreditation can be obtained.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • appropriate competence and capacity
  • approved qualifications and completion of approved courses
  • appropriate insurance coverage
  • that you comply with any other requirements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Fire Service

Act(s) name

Fire Service Act 1979 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Head Office
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Fire Service

Operating address:
Cnr Argyle and Melville Streets
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1526
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


1800 000 699


03 6230 8600


03 6234 6647

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