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Plan and prepare

Farm Firewise

Farm FireWise helps NSW rural landholders prepare for and prevent bush fires. Farm FireWise helps you plan ahead to protect yourself, your family and your property from the potential impact of bush and grass fires.

Grass Fires

Grass fires spread quickly and can threaten lives, property, crops and stock. Protect yourself.

Prepare Your Animals for Bush Fire

During bush fires, people put themselves and others at risk attempting to rescue animals at the last minute. Some refuse to evacuate or go to a safe place because of concern about their animals.

Neighbourhood Safer Places

Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fireNeighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.

They are to be used when all other options in your bush fire survival plan can't be put into action safely.

You should be aware of any Neighbourhood Safer Places in your area, and note them in your bush fire survival plan before a bush fire occurs. You should also know how to get there, as well as alternate routes in case the road is blocked or too dangerous to drive on.

Not all areas will have a Neighbourhood Safer Place. If there is no Neighbourhood Safer Place in your area, you should identify other safer locations you can go to as a last resort. This might include a nearby home which is well prepared, a shopping centre or oval which is well away from the bush.

A Neighbourhood Safer Place is designed as a Place of Last Resort in bush fire emergencies only. Please note that travelling to or sheltering at a Neighbourhood Safer Place does not guarantee your safety.

Carrathool Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Merriwagga Public Hall Building 6 Mons Street Merriwagga Carrathool
Goolgowi Community Hall Building 4 Napier Street Goolgowi Carrathool
Rankins Springs Memorial Hall Building Mid Western Hwy (Boomerang Street) Rankins Springs Carrathool
Hillston Community Centre Building Cnr Oxley Avenue and Keats Street Hillston Carrathool
Carrathool Memorial Hall Open Space Cnr Glover Street and Cambridge Street Carrathool Carrathool
Hillston Showground Open Space The Springs Road Hillston Carrathool

Griffith Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Jubilee Oval Open Space 92-104 Noorilla Street Griffith Griffith
Ted Scobie Sports Oval Open Space Intersection of Clifton Boulevarde and Doolan Crescent Griffith Griffith

Hay Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Maude Recreation Reserve Open Space Yang Yang Street Maude Hay
Hay High School Sports Ground Open Space Cadell Street Hay Hay
Booligal Community Hall Building Lachlan Street Booligal Hay

Leeton Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Yanco Sports Ground Open Space Intersection of Euroley Road and Irrigation Way Yanco Leeton

Murrumbidgee Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Coleambally Community Club Car Park Open Space Falcon Road, Coleambally Murrumbidgee
Darlington Point Sports Ground Open Space King Street, Darlington Point Murrumbidgee
Monash Park (Sports Ground) Open Space Corner of Bolton Street and Mahonga Street, Jerilderie Murrumbidgee
Yamma Hall Building 1334 Gilbert Road, Coleambally Murrumbidgee

Narrandera Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Barellan Sports Ground Open Space Mulga Street, Barellan Narrandera
Marie Bashir Park Open Space Cnr Cadell Street and Twynam Street, Narrandera Narrandera
Grong Grong Community Hall Car Park Open Space Corner Binya Street and Balaro Street, Grong Grong Narrandera