Skip to main content

Safety in the home

Tips and information on staying safe at home, including fire safety, pool safety, preventing injuries and falls, and being prepared for emergencies.

Air quality forecasts

Air quality readings are updated hourly and an air quality forecast is made for the Greater Sydney region at 4pm each day.

Monitor Fires Near Me by the Rural Fire Services RFS for any hazard reduction burn locations near you.

Air quality may also be affected during the cooler months from domestic wood heating.

Check air quality information

General safety around the home

Stay safe during an emergency

What you can do to prepare for an emergency event or stay safe during times of fire, flood or storms.

Pool safety

You are required to register your private pool or spa in NSW and comply with fencing and safety requirements.

Related apps

Emergency + app icon

Emergency +

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.

Asbestos warning for NSW home renovators

If you are planning to renovate projects at home, it is important to plan, prepare and check for asbestos before commencing any work.
A woman stands with a cup in her hand smiling in a house that is being renovated

How to stay safe in your home this winter

As we approach the winter months, it’s important to be alert of the potential dangers of using unauthorised heating products inside your home.
A demonstration of a gas heater catching on fire in a home
Top of page