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NSW Bushfires: Essential Info – Maps and Safety

By Beth RiversMonday 11 Nov 2019

With fires raging across New South Wales and Queensland, we have pulled together a list of information, safety tips and services, as the Hope Media team pray for those in danger and their loved ones.

Where the Fires are Located – Live Updates

Emergency Services

NSW Rural Fire Service


Catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday
CATASTROPHIC FIRE DANGER – now forecast for Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven areas on Tuesday 12 November 2019, due to worsening weather conditions. Large areas will see Severe and Extreme fire danger. These are very dangerous conditions. Check the latest and follow the updates via their Twitter feed below.

Follow the NSW Rural Fire Service Facebook page

Follow the NSW Incident Alerts Facebook page

Download Fires Near Me app


NSW State and Emergency Service also provides information on planning and preparing for you, your family, animals and pets.

The Important Numbers

In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)

Bush Fire Information Line – 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact the NSW RFS through the National Relay Service

National Relay Service Logo

  • TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 679 737
  • To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106

Safety Advice

How Fireproof is Your Plan?

Take the NSW Rural Fire Service 5-minute preparation questionnaire to make sure you and your loved ones are ready in the event of an emergency.

NSW RFS Fireproof planf

Looking  after your pets

PetSafe Australia have provided 4 tips on how to keep your pets safe this fire season
Pets Fire Safety

Asthma Australia – Breathe Better in Smoky Weather

10 Steps For Those Suffering From Asthma

Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to keep their relief medication on hand

Asthma Australia CEO Michelle Goldman chats to Sam and Duncan

Young boy using an asthma puffer

Aid and Recovery

To apply for Commonwealth State Disaster Recovery Funding – https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/

Disaster Assistance – https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx

Legal Support – http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/

NSW Emergency Information – https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/

For general info regarding insurance – call 1800 734 621 or head to http://www.disasters.org.au/

For help in rural areas with fencing and livestock – https://blazeaid.com.au/

Helpful Resources in recovering from an emergency – https://www.redcross.org.au/emergency-resources#recover-from-disasters 

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