Dhammasara Monastery is located in a very high bushfire risk area. The main aim of the monastery’s Bushfire Emergency Plan is to protect the lives of all monastery residents and visitors. Click here if you are planning to come to stay at the monastery. 

This plan specifies, according to the Fire Danger Rating for the day, the things that must be done daily by residents and visitors to the monastery to help protect us from bushfire. See the table below for instructions you need to follow when visiting, according to the different fire danger ratings.

Fire Danger Rating fire-danger-rating

Before you visit the monastery for the day during the fire season please check the current fire danger rating for the Perth Hills. If the rating is Severe or higher you may need to consider cancelling your visit.

Note that the rating may change daily. Most TV and radio weather reports give these ratings.
Ratings are also given at Bureau of Meteorology website: http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/perth.shtml

Fire Rating Procedure

Fire Rating Trigger

What you need to do:

Low to Very High

PARKING:

·    Please park in the designated parking areas

·    Please park nose out, for quick exit in an emergency

·    Do not park along roads – or block exit routes

You CAN visit the public areas:

·    Bodhi Tree and Stupa Area

·    Upper dam, Visitors Walking & Kwan Yin Areas

Severe

PARKING: • As for Low to Very High Fire Rating
·    Please leave the monastery straight after Dana.

·    Please DO NOT visit the public areas (Stupa & Bodhi Tree are closed)

Extreme

·    The monastery will be CLOSED and Dana will be cancelled

·    A sign will be placed on gate informing visitors that the monastery is closed.

CATASTROPHIC

·    The monastery will be CLOSED and Dana will be cancelled

·    Sign will be placed on gate informing visitors that the monastery is closed.

·    The resident community (nuns and lay guests) will leave the property

The Dhammasara monastery property is a non-smoking environment every day of the year

No incense or candles are to be lit outdoors at any time of the year