Australian Standard AS 3959 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this standard if you are submitting a development or subdivision application in a bushfire prone area. This standard specifies safety requirements of buildings in bushfire prone areas. The requirements differ according to your Bushfire Attack Level. To determine this, you will need to prepare a Bushfire Attack Level assessment under this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2005 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

State Planning Policy No 3.7 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Western Australian Planning Commission

Contact details

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Western Australian Planning Commission

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Operating address: Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2506
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 08 6551 8002
Fax: 08 6551 9001
Website: Western Australian Planning Commission (Opens in new window)