AWARE EDUCATE PREPARE
‘Aware When Away’ seeks to educate and prepare non-locals about fire, bring awareness, sensitivity, and adaptability to those entering Lakes Entrance. Tourists need to be educated and prepared for fire as they are vulnerable during emergencies due to this lack of local knowledge. We aim to assist tourists in ensuring they have a safe stay.
We aim to.....
- Increase your awareness of fire and associated risk
- Educate you on the nature of bushfires and conditions of Lakes Entrance.
- Provide a system and advice to prepare you for the worst-case scenario.
Bushfire season in Lakes Entrance occurs from mid-September to the end of March. This is increasing by an average of 5.8 days per year
There are more than 30,000 people within Lakes Entrance during the bushfire season due to tourism. That is over 25,000 people visiting who are non-local to the community and area
In Gippsland, temperatures are expected to rise by 1.2 degrees Celsius, and rainfall is expected to decrease by an average of 15% by 2039. The fire season in Gippsland is expected to increase by an average of 32% per year.