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Bushfire Attack Levels

In Australian Standards AS3959, they have classified different bushfire intensity levels that a home may experience during a bushfire. These intensity levels are referred to as Bushfire Attack Levels, or BAL’s for short.

There are six bushfire attack levels in total, these are:
  • BAL Flame Zone
  • BAL 40
  • BAL 29
  • BAL 19
  • BAL 12.5
  • BAL Low
The individual levels are based on:
  • The region where you live.
  • The vegetation type around your property.
  • The distance from your home to individual vegetation types.
  • Slope on the property.
Bushfire

BAL Calculator

www.balreport.com.au is a website which has been provided to assist those wishing to calculate bushfire attack levels. To access the BAL Calculator, click here to visit the site and start entering the relevant details.

Once you have worked out your bushfire attack level, you are then able to refer to the relevant section of the Australian Standards AS3959. These sections guide you on the steps that should be taken during the construction or retrofitting of a property, in order to lower risks associated with living in bushfire prone areas.

For more information on downloading the Australian Standards AS 3959 click here.

IMPORTANT: If using the BAL Report Calculator, please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions of the BAL Report website and note the disclaimer regarding the accuracy of the site acknowledging, in particular, the statement surrounding the information as being provided as a basic guide only. CDK provide this link for your convenience and wholeheartedly recommend engaging the services of an appropriately experienced person in determining Bushfire Attack Level ratings for all properties.

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Bushfire Attack Levels

In the Australian Standards As 3959, they have classified different bushfire intensity levels that a home may experience during a bushfire.

These are referred to as Bushfire Attack Levels, or BAL’s for short.

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