Melbourne is well known for its dynamic weather conditions. While it mostly has a moderate oceanic climate, there have been instances in the past when it went into extremes. One thing to watch out for is the increase of temperature during summer. Extremely hot weather can lead to fire risks that could cost home owners, or in the case of bushfire, even the government, hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.
One way to prevent such disasters is to minimise fire hazards in and around your home. The most common of these hazards are dead shrubs, fallen tree trunks, or even dead trees. Make a survey of your home for these, and dispose of them properly. Even better, you could also encourage your neighbours or relatives in the Melbourne area to help by educating them of these dangers and organizing a clean-up of surrounding areas for dead trees and other vegetation.