Bushfire Places of Last Resort

Please be aware that Bushfire Places of Last Resort (also known as Neighbourhood Safer Places):

  • Should only be used if your Bushfire Survival Plan fails and you have nowhere else to go.
  • Are NOT Relief Centres - there are limited facilities and no support services are provided.
  • Are NOT places to relocate to when leaving early.
  • May not provide shelter from smoke and embers.

 Council has designated the following Bushfire Places of Last Resort:

Halls Gap* - Halls Gap Picnic Reserve, Grampians Road, Halls Gap, VIC


*Note - on 27 September 2023 the Halls Gap Bushfire Place of Last Resort changed from the Visitor Information Centre surrounds (cnr Heath St & Grampians Rd) to the above site.

St Arnaud - Lord Nelson Park Oval, Dunstan Street, St Arnaud, VIC.


- Cato Park, Victoria Street, (opposite Haitts Lane) Stawell, VIC 3380.

The above locations can be viewed on the council's Community Map.

View the council's Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan(PDF, 588KB)

For more information on Bushfire Places of Last Resort, please visit the CFA website.