Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans in NSW

  • 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.
  • On some days a total fire ban may be declared due to the conditions. These help keep your community safe, so it’s important you follow the rules.
  • Fire danger ratings and total fire bans are determined each afternoon for the following day. If ‘forecast ratings’ is shown, this is an indication only and you should check back later for when the ratings are finalised.

Key to Fire Danger Ratings

No Rating
No rating issued
Moderate
Plan and prepare
High
Be ready to act
Extreme
Take action now to protect your life and property
Catastrophic
For your survival, leave bush fire risk areas

Total Fire Ban – There is total fire ban in place

Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans

Fire danger ratings have changed

Fire danger ratings have changed as part of the new national Australian Fire Danger Rating System.

The new system is based on the latest science and research to make the ratings more accurate.

Find out more about the new ratings and what you should do at each level.

Forecast ratings

Fire danger ratings and total fire bans are determined each afternoon for the following day.

To help you plan activities and travel, we also provide you with a forecast for fire danger ratings for the next few days. ‘Forecast ratings’ is used where the ratings are not yet finalised.

Forecasts can change, so it’s important you check the official fire danger rating on the day.

List view

There are 21 fire weather areas across NSW. Find yours, and the local government areas covered by it, using the list below.

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Ballina; Byron; Clarence Valley; Kyogle; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

No rating

No rating issued

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Council areas affected:
Bellingen; Coffs Harbour; Port Macquarie-Hastings; Kempsey; Nambucca; Mid-Coast

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Cessnock; Dungog; Lake Macquarie; Maitland; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Port Stephens; Singleton; Upper Hunter

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

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

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Kiama; Shellharbour; Shoalhaven; Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; Wollongong

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

No rating

No rating issued

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Council areas affected:
Bega Valley; Eurobodalla

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Snowy Monaro

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

No rating

No rating issued

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Council areas affected:

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Goulburn Mulwaree; Upper Lachlan; Yass Valley; Queanbeyan-Palerang

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Bathurst; Blayney; Cabonne; Cowra; Lithgow; Mid-Western; Oberon; Orange

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Glen Innes Severn; Tenterfield; Uralla; Walcha; Armidale

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

High

Be ready to act

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Gunnedah; Gwydir; Inverell; Liverpool Plains; Tamworth

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

High

Be ready to act

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Moree Plains; Narrabri; Walgett; Warrumbungle

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Council areas affected:
Bogan; Coonamble; Gilgandra; Warren

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Council areas affected:
Bland; Forbes; Lachlan; Narromine; Parkes; Temora; Weddin; Dubbo

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Cootamundra-Gundagai; Hilltops; Snowy Valleys

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Albury; Coolamon; Greater Hume; Junee; Lockhart; Wagga Wagga

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Berrigan; Edward River; Federation; Murray River; Southern parts of Murrumbidgee

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Carrathool; Griffith; Hay; Leeton; Narrandera; Northern parts of Murrumbidgee

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

No rating

No rating issued

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

High

Be ready to act

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

Moderate

Plan and prepare

Council areas affected:
Balranald; Wentworth

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022

Today

No rating

No rating issued

Tomorrow

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Thu 8 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Fri 9 Dec

Forecast ratings

No rating

No rating issued

Council areas affected:
Bourke; Brewarrina; Broken Hill; Central Darling; Cobar

Last checked 10:04PM 06/12/2022