Bushfire field experiment in Ngarkat, South Australia
The Bushfire CRC: understanding bushfires through collaboration
The Bushfire CRC is a national research centre developed in partnership with fire and land management agencies and research institutions, including the CSIRO, to reduce bushfire risk to the community.
12 February 2009 | Updated 2 January 2013
The Bushfire CRC brings together fire and land management authorities, academics and government organisations, including CSIRO, to share knowledge and minimise bushfire risk.
Formed in 2003, the Bushfire CRC aims to improve understanding of the complex social, economic and environmental aspects of bushfires. Partnering with industry, the CRC has a strong focus on collaboration, education and knowledge transfer.
CSIRO’s Burning for Biodiversity project aims to increase the understanding of the effect of fire regimes on biodiversity and ecological function, to address the integration of Aboriginal traditional knowledge, and to increase public understanding of fire in northern landscapes.
Partners in the Bushfire CRC
CSIRO's partners in the Bushfire CRC include:
Australian Defence Force Academy, Australian National University, Charles Darwin University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, RMIT University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania, University of Western Australia
Australasian Fire Authorities Council, Fire and Emergency Service Authority of Western Australia, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, National Rural Fire Authority, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, NSW Fire Brigades, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, South Australian Country Fire Service, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, Tasmania Fire Service, Victorian Country Fire Authority
Australian Capital Territory Department of Justice and Community Safety, Dept of Conservation and Land Management, Department of Environment and Conservation - Parks Service Division, Department for Environment & Heritage, Forestry Tasmania, State Forests of New South Wales, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
- Bureau of Meteorology, Emergency Management Australia.
Read more about CSIRO's research on bushfires.