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Plan and prepare

Bush Fire and Your Home

While there are elements of bush fire that you cannot control, like the weather, there is a wide range of planning and preparation activities that you can undertake which will dramatically increase the chances of you, your family and your home surviving in the event of a bush fire, including the maintenance of adequate levels of insurance.

Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalkers

Be Prepared. If caught in a bush fire you may die.

Bush Fire Safety for Travellers

Prepare an escape plan. If caught in a bush fire you may die.

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.

Shoalhaven Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
Sussex Inlet Bowling Club Open Space St Georges Avenue, Sussex Inlet Shoalhaven
Sussex Inlet RSL Club Open Space 200 Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet Shoalhaven
Tomerong Public School Building 355 Hawken Road, Tomerong Shoalhaven
Huskisson Public School Open Space Sydney Street, Huskisson Shoalhaven
Berrara Cove Reserve Open Space Corner of Beachway Avenue and Silver Sands Drive, Berrara Shoalhaven
Erowal Bay Public Hall Grounds Open Space 19 King George Street, Erowal Bay Shoalhaven
Frances Ryan Reserve Open Space Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point Shoalhaven
Basin View Boat Ramp Open Space Basin View Parade, Basin View Shoalhaven
Tom Smith Oval - HMAS Albatross Open Space Intersection of Albatross Road and BTU Road, Nowra Hill Shoalhaven
Australian National University Research Site Open Space Murramerang Road, Kioloa Shoalhaven
Queanbeyan Avenue Reserve Open Space Queanbeyan Avenue, Burrill Lake Shoalhaven
Bawley Point Reserve Open Space Tingira Drive, Bawley Point Shoalhaven
Mollymook Beachfront Reserve Open Space Corner of Ocean Street and Golf Avenue, Mollymook Shoalhaven
Lake Conjola Community Centre Building 7025 Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola Shoalhaven
Greenwell Point Wharf Carpark Open Space Greenwell Point Road, Greenwell Point Shoalhaven
Artie Smith Oval Open Space Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry Shoalhaven
Berry Showgrounds Open Space Corner of Gillam Street and Alexandra Street, Berry Shoalhaven
Kangaroo Valley Showground Open Space Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley Shoalhaven
Ray Abood Village Green Open Space The Concourse, Cambewarra Village Shoalhaven
Greys Beach Reserve (Boat Ramp Car Park) Open Space Fairway Drive, North Nowra Shoalhaven
Dolphin Point Reserve Open Space Off Seaside Parade, Dolphin Point Shoalhaven
Nowra Showground Open Space Corner of Junction Street and West Street, Nowra Shoalhaven
Milton Showgrounds Open Space Croobyar Road, Milton Shoalhaven
Ulladulla Foreshore Reserve Open Space Wason Street, Ulladulla Shoalhaven
Lakeside Cabins and Holiday Village Oval Open Space Goonawarra Drive, Cudmirrah Shoalhaven
Parkes Crescent Park Open Space Parkes Crescent Park, Callala Beach Shoalhaven
Manyana Community Hall Building Cnr The Barbette & The Palisade, Manyana Shoalhaven
St Georges Basin Country Club Open Space 11 Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point Shoalhaven