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Bushfires are a fact of life in Australia. A bush or grass fire can happen at any time of the year, and you don't need to live right near the bush to be in potential danger.

Even if you're not at high risk, you may find the following information helpful.

Keep informed and stay alert

Check fire danger ratings and total fire bans
An online map displays bush fire danger ratings defined by 21 council areas. 

Check bush fires in NSW
You can interact with the online map to see the status, type and size of all the bush and grass fires being attended by fire services in NSW.

Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. It helps Australians in dealing with drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. 

Report a cigarette butt tosser
Every year the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is called to hundreds of roadside fires believed to be caused by discarded cigarette butts.

Your home

Check if a property is on bush fire prone land
By entering your address into the online mapping tool, you can check if you're on bush fire prone land.

10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme
If you live in a designated area you're able to clear certain vegetation near your home without having to get approval from the local council or land services office.

Check the 10/50 vegetation clearing entitlement area
Use the tool on the day you intend clearing, as you must follow the eligibility and/or rules in place at the time you want to clear any vegetation.

What to do immediately after a fire
Before entering your home, check with the fire officer in charge of the scene and/or the police, to ensure it is safe to do so.

Bush fire survival plan
There are 4 simple steps to get ready for a bush fire.

Emergency services

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Last updated: 14 February 2023