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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.

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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.

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Total Ban Region Image Area 0: No Area Selected Region Image Area 1: Far North Coast Region Image Area 2: North Coast Region Image Area 3: Greater Hunter Region Image Area 4: Greater Sydney Region 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 Region Image Area 11: New England Region Image Area 12: Northern Slopes 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 Total Ban Region Image Area 17: Eastern Riverina Total Ban 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 No
Current danger level VERY HIGH VERY HIGH

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
  • Gloucester
  • Greater Taree
  • Great Lakes
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Kempsey
  • Nambucca

Greater Hunter Fire Area: 3

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

Councils Affected:

  • Ashfield
  • Auburn
  • Bankstown
  • The Hills
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Botany Bay
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canada Bay
  • Canterbury
  • Fairfield
  • Gosford
  • Hawkesbury
  • Holroyd
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Hurstville
  • Kogarah
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Leichhardt
  • Liverpool
  • Manly
  • Marrickville
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Pittwater
  • Randwick
  • Rockdale
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland
  • Sydney
  • Warringah
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra
  • Wyong

Illawarra/Shoalhaven Fire Area: 5

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

  • Bombala
  • Cooma-Monaro
  • Snowy River

ACT Fire Area: 8

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

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 HIGH

Councils Affected:

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

Central Ranges Fire Area: 10

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

Councils Affected:

  • Armidale Dumaresq
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Guyra
  • Tenterfield
  • Uralla
  • Walcha

Northern Slopes Fire Area: 12

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

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 No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH 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 Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

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 VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

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

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:

  • Boorowa
  • Cootamundra
  • Gundagai
  • Harden
  • Tumbarumba
  • Tumut
  • Young

Eastern Riverina Fire Area: 17

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

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 Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Berrigan
  • Conargo
  • Corowa
  • Deniliquin
  • Jerilderie
  • Murray
  • Urana
  • Wakool

Northern Riverina Fire Area: 19

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

Councils Affected:

  • Carrathool
  • Griffith
  • Hay
  • Leeton
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Narrandera

South Western Fire Area: 20

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

Councils Affected:

  • Balranald
  • Wentworth

Far Western Fire Area: 21

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH 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 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 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 Region Image Area 11: New England Region Image Area 12: Northern Slopes Total Ban Region Image Area 13: North Western Total Ban 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 No
Current danger level VERY HIGH VERY HIGH

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
  • Gloucester
  • Greater Taree
  • Great Lakes
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Kempsey
  • Nambucca

Greater Hunter Fire Area: 3

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

Councils Affected:

  • Ashfield
  • Auburn
  • Bankstown
  • The Hills
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Botany Bay
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canada Bay
  • Canterbury
  • Fairfield
  • Gosford
  • Hawkesbury
  • Holroyd
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Hurstville
  • Kogarah
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Leichhardt
  • Liverpool
  • Manly
  • Marrickville
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Pittwater
  • Randwick
  • Rockdale
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland
  • Sydney
  • Warringah
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra
  • Wyong

Illawarra/Shoalhaven Fire Area: 5

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

  • Bombala
  • Cooma-Monaro
  • Snowy River

ACT Fire Area: 8

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

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 HIGH

Councils Affected:

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

Central Ranges Fire Area: 10

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

Councils Affected:

  • Armidale Dumaresq
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Guyra
  • Tenterfield
  • Uralla
  • Walcha

Northern Slopes Fire Area: 12

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

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 No Yes
Current danger level VERY HIGH 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 Yes
Current danger level SEVERE SEVERE

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 VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

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

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:

  • Boorowa
  • Cootamundra
  • Gundagai
  • Harden
  • Tumbarumba
  • Tumut
  • Young

Eastern Riverina Fire Area: 17

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

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 Yes No
Current danger level SEVERE VERY HIGH

Councils Affected:

  • Berrigan
  • Conargo
  • Corowa
  • Deniliquin
  • Jerilderie
  • Murray
  • Urana
  • Wakool

Northern Riverina Fire Area: 19

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

Councils Affected:

  • Carrathool
  • Griffith
  • Hay
  • Leeton
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Narrandera

South Western Fire Area: 20

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

Councils Affected:

  • Balranald
  • Wentworth

Far Western Fire Area: 21

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating
Day Today Tomorrow
Current fire ban No No
Current danger level VERY HIGH 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 VERY HIGH No Ballina; Byron; Clarence Valley; Kyogle; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed
North Coast VERY HIGH No SEVERE Yes Bellingen; Coffs Harbour; Gloucester; Greater Taree; Great Lakes; Port Macquarie-Hastings; Kempsey; Nambucca
Greater Hunter VERY HIGH No SEVERE Yes Cessnock; Dungog; Lake Macquarie; Maitland; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Port Stephens; Singleton; Upper Hunter
Greater Sydney Region VERY HIGH No VERY HIGH Yes Ashfield; Auburn; Bankstown; The Hills; Blacktown; Blue Mountains; Botany Bay; Burwood; Camden; Campbelltown; Canada Bay; Canterbury; Fairfield; Gosford; Hawkesbury; Holroyd; Hornsby; Hunters Hill; Hurstville; Kogarah; Ku-ring-gai; Lane Cove; Leichhardt; Liverpool; Manly; Marrickville; Mosman; North Sydney; Parramatta; Penrith; Pittwater; Randwick; Rockdale; Ryde; Strathfield; Sutherland; Sydney; Warringah; Waverley; Willoughby; Woollahra; Wyong
Illawarra/Shoalhaven VERY HIGH No VERY HIGH No Kiama; Shellharbour; Shoalhaven; Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; Wollongong
Far South Coast HIGH No HIGH No Bega Valley; Eurobodalla
Monaro Alpine VERY HIGH No HIGH No Bombala; Cooma-Monaro; Snowy River
ACT HIGH No LOW MODERATE No
Southern Ranges VERY HIGH No HIGH No Goulburn Mulwaree; Palerang; Queanbeyan; Upper Lachlan; Yass Valley
Central Ranges VERY HIGH No VERY HIGH No Bathurst; Blayney; Cabonne; Cowra; Lithgow; Mid-Western; Oberon; Orange
New England VERY HIGH No VERY HIGH No Armidale Dumaresq; Glen Innes Severn; Guyra; Tenterfield; Uralla; Walcha
Northern Slopes VERY HIGH No VERY HIGH No Gunnedah; Gwydir; Inverell; Liverpool Plains; Tamworth
North Western VERY HIGH No SEVERE Yes Moree Plains; Narrabri; Walgett; Warrumbungle
Upper Central West Plains SEVERE Yes SEVERE Yes Bogan; Coonamble; Gilgandra; Warren
Lower Central West Plains SEVERE Yes VERY HIGH No Bland; Dubbo; Forbes; Lachlan; Narromine; Parkes; Temora; Weddin; Wellington
Southern Slopes HIGH No HIGH No Boorowa; Cootamundra; Gundagai; Harden; Tumbarumba; Tumut; Young
Eastern Riverina SEVERE Yes VERY HIGH No Albury; Coolamon; Greater Hume; Junee; Lockhart; Wagga Wagga
Southern Riverina SEVERE Yes VERY HIGH No Berrigan; Conargo; Corowa; Deniliquin; Jerilderie; Murray; Urana; Wakool
Northern Riverina VERY HIGH No HIGH No Carrathool; Griffith; Hay; Leeton; Murrumbidgee; Narrandera
South Western VERY HIGH No HIGH No Balranald; Wentworth
Far Western VERY HIGH No HIGH No Bourke; Brewarrina; Broken Hill; Central Darling; Cobar
  • NONE
  • LOW-MODERATE
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH
  • SEVERE
  • EXTREME
  • CATASTROPHIC