The Canobolas Zone is located in the Central West of NSW and combines the Rural Fire Districts of Blayney, Cowra, Cabonne and Orange. The Zone covers 10,636 square km including 310 square km under the control of State Forests and 354 square km of National Park. Our area is predominately undulating agricultural grasslands which are used mainly for grazing with the majority of cropping carried out in the in the Cowra District and in the western side of the Zone in the Cabonne area.

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Latest News

RFS extinguish blaze at Tantallon

Working with Young People Course 2015‏

Summer Fire Warning‏

Climate outlook overview December 2014 to February 2015‏

General public video on bush fire spread

- Smoke Over Orange Sunday 23-11-2014

Banjo Paterson Way, Yullundry Bush Fire

Firies' stern warning: total fire ban as temperatures heat up

Latest News

The latest News from the NSW RFS Canobolas Zone.


Information and contact details for brigades across the Canobolas Zone


Local weather conditions and forecasts

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 area

Meet our staff and find out more about the NSW RFS in the Canobolas Zone

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 Canobolas Zone here....


The Canobolas Zone of the NSW Rural Fire Service has provided you with a number of links to associated organisations.