Western Australia has some of the driest climatic regions in Australia and is prone to bushfire attack, particularly around the south west regions. In the past few years there have been numerous fire events that have devastated bushland areas and destroyed or damaged properties.
The Building Commission's Building in bush fire-prone areas webpage provides information if you are planning to undertake building work in bush fire-prone areas, including the installation of roof mounted evaporative coolers in such locations.
The Building Commission’s Building for better protection in bushfire areas guide is available if you would like general information to improve the design and construction of your home to minimise potential damage from bush fires, including upgrading your existing home for better protection from bush fires.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) provides a number of helpful publications about living and building in bushfire prone areas, including facts about evaporative coolers.
Are you bushfire ready? www.areyouready.wa.gov.au
Go to the DFES website www.dfes.wa.gov.au