CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency and a trusted advisor on fire prediction, management, behaviour and recovery.
Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on a wide range of expertise to understand, predict, and manage fires and support recovery, rehabilitation and resilience.
For almost 70 years we have been working collaboratively in bushfire research, from understanding and modelling impact of bushfires on the environment to post-fire assessments and improving infrastructure design.
Our scientists are developing reliable tools to predict bushfire behaviour, and advance fire spread prediction and bushfire suppression systems. We train fire agencies in fire behaviour and prediction and use world-class facilities and models to understand and manage fires under future climate conditions.
We work with fire agencies and other research agencies so our scientists can apply knowledge of ecosystem and bushfire dynamics to real events. These partnerships enable CSIRO to share its bushfire research with the wider community. We also work with state fire authorities to predict, manage and assess the impacts of bushfires.
Whether it’s state fire agencies, Traditional Owners, government, business or a community in need, we are here to help. We apply cutting edge science and technology to reduce the impact of fire on Australia’s people, environment and economy.