Bushfire Management Overlay


The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has recently updated the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO).

The changes to the BMO are about making new homes, our communities and the environment safer and more resilient to bushfire and respond to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission.

Affected properties in the City of Ballarat will fall into one of three categories:

  • Newly applied BMO
  • Changes to an existing BMO
  • Removal of a BMO

For answers to common BMO questions view the City of Ballarat FAQ and DELWP FAQ.