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.

Bush Fire Danger Period has commenced - Permits now required 




Severe Weather Warning for Central Tablelands for Saturday 1 November 2014

Latest News

Seasonal Outlook November 2014 to January 2015

Canobolas Zone funding boost

Fire penalties increased during Total Fire Bans

Climate change forcing rethink on fire risk, RFS chief Shane Fitzsimmons says

Bushfire season the hot topic at Clifton Grove Ophir Rural Fire Service open day

Parkes Orange Road Motor Vehicle Accident

New Car Crash Rules

Millthorpe Rural Fire Brigade Open Day Saturday 1st November 2014

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.