Red Hot Tips


A FREE one-stop service for farmers and rural landholders

The Red Hot Tips program educates, engages and supports farmers and landholders in rural Tasmania to actively manage their bushfire risk; encouraging collaborative vegetation fire management and ecological sustainability across the landscape.

Facilitators work with individuals, or groups of farmers or landholders, who manage large tracts of land in rural Tasmania and want help managing their bushfire risk, through:

  • Farm visits to discuss fuel reduction options
  • Planned burn training and on-ground mentoring
  • Developing burn plans and assistance with permits
  • Identifying equipment needs
  • Help with legislation requirements - navigating the red tape
  • Advice on alternative fuel reduction treatments
  • Opportunities for private and public landholders to work together with coordinated and effective burning
  • Phone and online support
  • Practical materials and resources like the SFMC booklet Planned Burning for Farmers and Landholders.


Registration and Contacts

Register your interest by:

  • Completing the Red Hot Tips - Expression of Interest form.
  • Give us a call:
    • South: Frank Bishop - 0459 908 539
    • North/North West:  Andrew Crowden - 0408 995 156
    • A/Coordinator - Red Hot Tips Program: Sam Tacey - 0417 153 620
    • Manager - State Fire Management Council:  Perpetua (Pep) Turner - 0407 890 465

For more information on the program please email

Updated: 17-Jun-2024