Preparing for bushfires

Find guidance on how to prepare your home, family or business for bushfire season.

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Current fire emergency advice

For fire alerts and warnings visit NSW Rural Fire Service or download the Hazards Near Me app

To report a fire or if your life is in danger call Triple Zero (000).

View Local Government Areas (LGAs) in NSW that have been impacted by a natural disaster.

Be ready for bushfire season

Understand your risk

Find out how to assess the risk of bushfire where you live and holiday.

Be ready for an emergency evacuation

Follow these steps to ensure you and your family can evacuate safely and quickly.

Advice on how to get prepared

Make your household bushfire plan

Learn how to make a plan so that everyone in your household knows what to do in a bushfire emergency.

Make your emergency kit

Know how to prepare and what to pack in case you need to leave or stay and defend your home in a bushfire.

Prepare your documents before an emergency

Find out how to store your important documents so they are easy to take with you in an emergency.

Protect your home

Find a list of tasks to prepare your home and property before a bushfire.

Prepare your pets and animals

Find steps you can take now to help pets and animals stay safe in an emergency.

Prepare your business

Take action to safeguard your business from damage and losses in an emergency.

Emergency apps


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Hazards Near Me NSW

Hazards Near Me shows current information about local emergencies, including flood, bushfire and tsunamis, and advice on what to do to stay safe. The app can send you push notifications when there are new incidents or when information changes.


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Emergency Plus

Save the app that could save your life.

‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia's emergency services and their government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia.


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BOM Weather

BOM Weather is the Bureau of Meteorology's weather app, giving you accurate weather information at your fingertips.

The BOM weather app includes current conditions, forecasts, warnings and radar.


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Live Traffic NSW

Live Traffic NSW provides up-to-the minute news of incidents and conditions that affect your journey in Sydney and Regional NSW.

This app provides you with live updates about traffic incidents and access to live traffic cameras from the Transport Management Centre (TMC).

Emergency resources and contacts

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