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Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans

Bush fire danger ratings are issued during the bush fire danger period.

Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire, if one was to start. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions. You should use the Fire Danger Ratings as a trigger to take action.

Find out more about the bush fire danger ratings.

Bush fires are more likely to spread and cause damage on days when the weather is very hot, dry and windy. These are usually on very high to extreme fire days.

To reduce the risk of fires damaging or destroying life, property and the environment the NSW RFS Commissioner may declare a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN). In a Total Fire Ban no fire may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended. This includes incinerators and barbecues (BBQ) which burn solid fuel, e.g. wood, charcoal or heat beads. No general purpose welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting can be done in the open.

Find out more about the Total Fire Ban rules.

About the map

Click 'Map View Today' to see today's Bush Fire Danger Ratings. 

The 'Map View Tomorrow' tab will show any fire danger ratings for the following day. Ratings are issued each afternoon. If there are no ratings visible, check back later once the Bureau of Meteorology has released the ratings.

The text table version will show 'Yes' under TOBAN if there is a total fire ban in effect.

The decision to issue a Total Fire Ban is usually made in the afternoon for the following day and usually starts at midnight and lasts for 24 hours. A Total Fire Ban may be issued on the actual day if weather conditions get worse.

About the table

The 'Today' column shows today's Bush Fire Danger Ratings. 

The 'Tomorrow' column will show any fire danger ratings for the following day. Ratings are issued each afternoon. If there are no ratings visible, check back later once the Bureau of Meteorology has released the ratings.

The 'TOBAN' columns will indicate if a Total Fire Ban has been declared for today or tomorrow. The decision to issue a Total Fire Ban is usually made in the afternoon for the following day and usually starts at midnight and lasts for 24 hours. A Total Fire Ban may be issued on the actual day if weather conditions get worse.

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  • Map view tomorrow
  • Table view
Total Ban Region Image Area 0: No Area Selected Region Image Area 1: Far North Coast Region Image Area 2: North Coast Total Ban Region Image Area 3: Greater Hunter Total Ban Region Image Area 4: Greater Sydney Region Total Ban Region Image Area 5: Illawarra/Shoalhaven Total Ban Region Image Area 6: Far South Coast Region Image Area 7: Monaro Alpine Region Image Area 8: ACT Region Image Area 9: Southern Ranges Total Ban Region Image Area 10: Central Ranges Region Image Area 11: New England Total Ban Region Image Area 12: Northern Slopes Total Ban Region Image Area 13: North Western Total Ban Region Image Area 14: Upper Central West Plains Total Ban Region Image Area 15: Lower Central West Plains Region Image Area 16: Southern Slopes Region Image Area 17: Eastern Riverina Region Image Area 18: Southern Riverina Total Ban Region Image Area 19: Northern Riverina Total Ban Region Image Area 20: South Western Total Ban Region Image Area 21: Far Western
Total Fire Ban in effect.

No Area Selected Fire Area: 0

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban    
Current danger level    

Councils Affected:

  • Choose a fire area by selecting the area number.

Far North Coast Fire Area: 1

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed

North Coast Fire Area: 2

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Bellingen
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Kempsey
  • Nambucca

Greater Hunter Fire Area: 3

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Cessnock
  • Dungog
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Maitland
  • Muswellbrook
  • Newcastle
  • Port Stephens
  • Singleton
  • Upper Hunter

Greater Sydney Region Fire Area: 4

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Cumberland
  • The Hills
  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canada Bay
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Inner West
  • Kogarah
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Liverpool
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Randwick
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland
  • Sydney
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra

Illawarra/Shoalhaven Fire Area: 5

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Kiama
  • Shellharbour
  • Shoalhaven
  • Wingecarribee
  • Wollondilly
  • Wollongong

Far South Coast Fire Area: 6

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level VERY HIGH VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bega Valley
  • Eurobodalla

Monaro Alpine Fire Area: 7

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Snowy-Monaro

ACT Fire Area: 8

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

Southern Ranges Fire Area: 9

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Upper Lachlan
  • Yass Valley

Central Ranges Fire Area: 10

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bathurst
  • Blayney
  • Cabonne
  • Cowra
  • Lithgow
  • Mid-Western
  • Oberon
  • Orange

New England Fire Area: 11

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Armidale Regional
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Tenterfield
  • Uralla
  • Walcha

Northern Slopes Fire Area: 12

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Gunnedah
  • Gwydir
  • Inverell
  • Liverpool Plains
  • Tamworth

North Western Fire Area: 13

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Moree Plains
  • Narrabri
  • Walgett
  • Warrumbungle

Upper Central West Plains Fire Area: 14

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level VERY HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bogan
  • Coonamble
  • Gilgandra
  • Warren

Lower Central West Plains Fire Area: 15

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bland
  • Dubbo Regional
  • Forbes
  • Lachlan
  • Narromine
  • Parkes
  • Temora
  • Weddin

Southern Slopes Fire Area: 16

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
  • Hilltops
  • Snowy Valleys

Eastern Riverina Fire Area: 17

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level HIGH LOW MODERATE

Councils Affected:

  • Albury
  • Coolamon
  • Greater Hume
  • Junee
  • Lockhart
  • Wagga Wagga

Southern Riverina Fire Area: 18

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH LOW MODERATE

Councils Affected:

  • Berrigan
  • Edward River
  • Federation
  • Murray River
  • Southern parts of Murrumbidgee

Northern Riverina Fire Area: 19

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Carrathool
  • Griffith
  • Hay
  • Leeton
  • Narrandera
  • Northern parts of Murrumbidgee

South Western Fire Area: 20

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Balranald
  • Wentworth

Far Western Fire Area: 21

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina
  • Broken Hill
  • Central Darling
  • Cobar

Not for display on web site Fire Area: 22

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level Not Available

Councils Affected:

  • N/A

Fire Danger Rating

  • None
  • Low-Moderate
  • High
  • Very High
  • Severe
  • Extreme
  • Catastrophic

NSW Fire Areas

  • 1
    Far North Coast
  • 2
    North Coast
  • 3
    Greater Hunter
  • 4
    Greater Sydney Region
  • 5
    Illawarra/Shoalhaven
  • 6
    Far South Coast
  • 7
    Monaro Alpine
  • 8
    ACT
  • 9
    Southern Ranges
  • 10
    Central Ranges
  • 11
    New England
  • 12
    Northern Slopes
  • 13
    North Western
  • 14
    Upper Central West Plains
  • 15
    Lower Central West Plains
  • 16
    Southern Slopes
  • 17
    Eastern Riverina
  • 18
    Southern Riverina
  • 19
    Northern Riverina
  • 20
    South Western
  • 21
    Far Western

NSW Fire Areas

Far North Coast

North Coast

Greater Hunter

Greater Sydney Region

Illawarra/Shoalhaven

Far South Coast

Monaro Alpine

ACT

Southern Ranges

Central Ranges

New England

Northern Slopes

North Western

Upper Central West Plains

Lower Central West Plains

Southern Slopes

Eastern Riverina

Southern Riverina

Northern Riverina

South Western

Far Western

Total Ban Region Image Area 0: No Area Selected Total Ban Region Image Area 1: Far North Coast Total Ban Region Image Area 2: North Coast Total Ban Region Image Area 3: Greater Hunter Total Ban Region Image Area 4: Greater Sydney Region Total Ban Region Image Area 5: Illawarra/Shoalhaven Region Image Area 6: Far South Coast Region Image Area 7: Monaro Alpine Region Image Area 8: ACT Region Image Area 9: Southern Ranges Region Image Area 10: Central Ranges Total Ban Region Image Area 11: New England Total Ban Region Image Area 12: Northern Slopes Total Ban Region Image Area 13: North Western Region Image Area 14: Upper Central West Plains Region Image Area 15: Lower Central West Plains Region Image Area 16: Southern Slopes Region Image Area 17: Eastern Riverina Region Image Area 18: Southern Riverina Region Image Area 19: Northern Riverina Region Image Area 20: South Western Region Image Area 21: Far Western
Total Fire Ban in effect.

No Area Selected Fire Area: 0

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban    
Current danger level    

Councils Affected:

  • Choose a fire area by selecting the area number.

Far North Coast Fire Area: 1

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed

North Coast Fire Area: 2

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Bellingen
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Kempsey
  • Nambucca

Greater Hunter Fire Area: 3

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Cessnock
  • Dungog
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Maitland
  • Muswellbrook
  • Newcastle
  • Port Stephens
  • Singleton
  • Upper Hunter

Greater Sydney Region Fire Area: 4

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Cumberland
  • The Hills
  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canada Bay
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Inner West
  • Kogarah
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Liverpool
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Randwick
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland
  • Sydney
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra

Illawarra/Shoalhaven Fire Area: 5

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Kiama
  • Shellharbour
  • Shoalhaven
  • Wingecarribee
  • Wollondilly
  • Wollongong

Far South Coast Fire Area: 6

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level VERY HIGH VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bega Valley
  • Eurobodalla

Monaro Alpine Fire Area: 7

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Snowy-Monaro

ACT Fire Area: 8

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

Southern Ranges Fire Area: 9

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Upper Lachlan
  • Yass Valley

Central Ranges Fire Area: 10

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bathurst
  • Blayney
  • Cabonne
  • Cowra
  • Lithgow
  • Mid-Western
  • Oberon
  • Orange

New England Fire Area: 11

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Armidale Regional
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Tenterfield
  • Uralla
  • Walcha

Northern Slopes Fire Area: 12

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Gunnedah
  • Gwydir
  • Inverell
  • Liverpool Plains
  • Tamworth

North Western Fire Area: 13

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

Councils Affected:

  • Moree Plains
  • Narrabri
  • Walgett
  • Warrumbungle

Upper Central West Plains Fire Area: 14

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level VERY HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bogan
  • Coonamble
  • Gilgandra
  • Warren

Lower Central West Plains Fire Area: 15

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bland
  • Dubbo Regional
  • Forbes
  • Lachlan
  • Narromine
  • Parkes
  • Temora
  • Weddin

Southern Slopes Fire Area: 16

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level HIGH HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
  • Hilltops
  • Snowy Valleys

Eastern Riverina Fire Area: 17

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level HIGH LOW MODERATE

Councils Affected:

  • Albury
  • Coolamon
  • Greater Hume
  • Junee
  • Lockhart
  • Wagga Wagga

Southern Riverina Fire Area: 18

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH LOW MODERATE

Councils Affected:

  • Berrigan
  • Edward River
  • Federation
  • Murray River
  • Southern parts of Murrumbidgee

Northern Riverina Fire Area: 19

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Carrathool
  • Griffith
  • Hay
  • Leeton
  • Narrandera
  • Northern parts of Murrumbidgee

South Western Fire Area: 20

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Balranald
  • Wentworth

Far Western Fire Area: 21

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina
  • Broken Hill
  • Central Darling
  • Cobar

Not for display on web site Fire Area: 22

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level Not Available

Councils Affected:

  • N/A

Fire Danger Rating

  • None
  • Low-Moderate
  • High
  • Very High
  • Severe
  • Extreme
  • Catastrophic

NSW Fire Areas

  • 1
    Far North Coast
  • 2
    North Coast
  • 3
    Greater Hunter
  • 4
    Greater Sydney Region
  • 5
    Illawarra/Shoalhaven
  • 6
    Far South Coast
  • 7
    Monaro Alpine
  • 8
    ACT
  • 9
    Southern Ranges
  • 10
    Central Ranges
  • 11
    New England
  • 12
    Northern Slopes
  • 13
    North Western
  • 14
    Upper Central West Plains
  • 15
    Lower Central West Plains
  • 16
    Southern Slopes
  • 17
    Eastern Riverina
  • 18
    Southern Riverina
  • 19
    Northern Riverina
  • 20
    South Western
  • 21
    Far Western

Danger ratings:

  • NONE
  • LOW-MODERATE
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH
  • SEVERE
  • EXTREME
  • CATASTROPHIC
NSW Fire Area Today Tomorrow Councils Affected
Fire Danger TOBAN Fire Danger TOBAN
Far North Coast VERY HIGH No SEVERE Yes Ballina; Byron; Clarence Valley; Kyogle; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed
North Coast VERY HIGH No SEVERE Yes Bellingen; Coffs Harbour; Mid-Coast; Port Macquarie-Hastings; Kempsey; Nambucca
Greater Hunter SEVERE Yes SEVERE Yes Cessnock; Dungog; Lake Macquarie; Maitland; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Port Stephens; Singleton; Upper Hunter
Greater Sydney Region SEVERE Yes SEVERE Yes Cumberland; The Hills; Bayside; Blacktown; Blue Mountains; Burwood; Camden; Campbelltown; Canada Bay; Canterbury-Bankstown; Central Coast; Fairfield; Georges River; Hawkesbury; Hornsby; Hunters Hill; Inner West; Kogarah; Ku-ring-gai; Lane Cove; Liverpool; Mosman; North Sydney; Northern Beaches; Parramatta; Penrith; Randwick; Ryde; Strathfield; Sutherland; Sydney; Waverley; Willoughby; Woollahra
Illawarra/Shoalhaven SEVERE Yes VERY HIGH Yes Kiama; Shellharbour; Shoalhaven; Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; Wollongong
Far South Coast VERY HIGH Yes VERY HIGH No Bega Valley; Eurobodalla
Monaro Alpine VERY HIGH No HIGH No Snowy-Monaro
ACT VERY HIGH No HIGH No
Southern Ranges VERY HIGH No VERY HIGH No Goulburn Mulwaree; Queanbeyan-Palerang; Upper Lachlan; Yass Valley
Central Ranges SEVERE Yes VERY HIGH No Bathurst; Blayney; Cabonne; Cowra; Lithgow; Mid-Western; Oberon; Orange
New England VERY HIGH No SEVERE Yes Armidale Regional; Glen Innes Severn; Tenterfield; Uralla; Walcha
Northern Slopes VERY HIGH Yes SEVERE Yes Gunnedah; Gwydir; Inverell; Liverpool Plains; Tamworth
North Western SEVERE Yes SEVERE Yes Moree Plains; Narrabri; Walgett; Warrumbungle
Upper Central West Plains VERY HIGH Yes HIGH No Bogan; Coonamble; Gilgandra; Warren
Lower Central West Plains SEVERE Yes HIGH No Bland; Dubbo Regional; Forbes; Lachlan; Narromine; Parkes; Temora; Weddin
Southern Slopes HIGH No HIGH No Cootamundra-Gundagai; Hilltops; Snowy Valleys
Eastern Riverina HIGH No LOW MODERATE No Albury; Coolamon; Greater Hume; Junee; Lockhart; Wagga Wagga
Southern Riverina VERY HIGH No LOW MODERATE No Berrigan; Edward River; Federation; Murray River; Southern parts of Murrumbidgee
Northern Riverina SEVERE Yes HIGH No Carrathool; Griffith; Hay; Leeton; Narrandera; Northern parts of Murrumbidgee
South Western SEVERE Yes HIGH No Balranald; Wentworth
Far Western SEVERE Yes HIGH No Bourke; Brewarrina; Broken Hill; Central Darling; Cobar
  • NONE
  • LOW-MODERATE
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH
  • SEVERE
  • EXTREME
  • CATASTROPHIC