Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is a unique world heritage area and also one of the most bush fire prone areas in the World. The population across the district is 75,000 people who live in, or in the vicinity of 27 towns and villages across the Mountains. The local government area covers 143,000 hectares of land in the Greater Sydney Region. About 70 percent of the area is incorporated into the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park, with approximately 11 percent of the total land area in private ownership.




Latest news

Behind the fire lines look at RAFT - Channel 7

Greens Road, Warrimoo Bush Fire 

Greens Road, Warrimoo Bush Fire 14-11-2014

Cliff Drive Katoomba Photographs

Bushfires – Inside The Inferno Part 2 - Wednesday 12th November

Mt Victoria Fire 2013 through helmet mounted camera

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Latest news

The latest news from the NSW RFS Blue Mountains team


Information and contact details on our local brigades


Local weather conditions and information

Fire information

Get information on current fires and other incidents

Plan and prepare

Prepare your home, your family and yourself for bush and grass fires

Hazard reduction

Hazard reduction is an important part of preparing for bush fires. If you see smoke, it could be from a hazard reduction. You can check the location of these activities here....

About our district

Meet our staff and find out more about the NSW RFS in your area

Photo and video gallery

See more of the work of our members in our photo and video galleries

Contact us

If you've got a question, comment, suggestion or complaint, you can contact the Blue Mountains District here....


The Blue Mountains District of the NSW Rural Fire Service has provided you with a number of links to associated organisations.