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Annual bushfire reports

Reports about fire seasons and bushfire mitigation and system audits.

End of fire season summary reports

These summary reports provide an overview of the preparedness of the networks for the particular fire season. They include an analysis of fire events during the season, a comparison to previous years, and an update on investigations into last year’s major fires.

2018-2019 (10 September 2018 to 30 April 2019):

2017-2018 (1 October 2017 to 30 April 2018):

Annual Bushfire Mitigation Programs reports

On 1 September 2017 the Electricity Safety Act 1998External Link was amended to include section 120P.

This requires affected Major Electricity Companies to provide a report to Energy Safe Victoria by 1 August each year. The reports relate to regulated safety programs that will reduce the risk of their networks starting bushfires. Reports must include details of all works performed over the past reporting period and all planned works for the next reporting period.

The reporting period is from 1 May ending 30 April in the following calendar year. Follow the links below to the reports of all affected Major Electricity Companies.

2022/2023

AusNet 2023 BFM Compliance Report - Issue 1

Note: An error was identified in the first table on page 18 of AusNet’s annual compliance report. AusNet revised the report and resubmitted to Energy Safe on 18 August 2023. Both issue 1 and issue 2 of the reports are published for transparency.

AusNet 2023 BFM Compliance Report - Issue 2

Jemena 2023 BFM Compliance Report

Powercor 2023 BFM Compliance Report

2021/2022

Ausnet Services 2021/22 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Jemena 2021/22 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Powercor 2021/22 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

2020/2021

AusNet Services 2020/21 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Jemena 2020/21 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Powercor 2020/21 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

2019/2020

AusNet Services 2019/20 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Jemena 2019/20 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Powercor 2019/20 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

2018/2019

AusNet Services 2018/19 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Jemena 2018/19 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Powercor 2018/19 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

2017/2018

AusNet Services 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Jemena 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

Powercor 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation Programs Report:

ESV Annual Bushfire Mitigation System Audit reports

Safety audits are an integral Energy Safe activity to provide assurance to the Government and community that electrical businesses are meeting their obligations, and to promote opportunities for continuous improvement.

The audits are conducted against the procedures and criteria set out in the electrical businesses’ Bushfire Mitigation (BFM) programs.

AusNet Services 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation System Audit Final Report:

Jemena 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation System Audit Final Report:

United Energy 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation System Audit Final Report:

Powercor 2017/18 Bushfire Mitigation System Audit Final Report:

Date: 21/04/2024 22:07

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Reviewed 14 September 2023

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