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Fire Danger Ratings

Fire danger ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire if one was to startThe Bush Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the possible consequences of a fire, if one was to start.

Bush Fire Danger Ratings are based on predicted conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind and the dryness of the landscape.

The higher the fire danger rating, the more dangerous the conditions.

Check the fire danger rating for your area.

FIRE DANGER RATING WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
CATASTROPHIC

For your survival, leaving early is the only option.

Leave bush fire prone areas the night before or early in the day – do not just wait and see what happens.

Make a decision about when you will leave, where you will go, how you will get there and when you will return.

Homes are not designed to withstand fires in catastrophic conditions so you should leave early.

EXTREME

Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leave early in the day.

Only consider staying if you are prepared to the highest level – such as your home is specially designed, constructed or modified, and situated to withstand a fire, you are well prepared and can actively defend it if a fire starts.

SEVERE

Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.

Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety – but only stay if you are physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

If you're not prepared, leave early in the day.

VERY HIGH

Review your bush fire survival plan with your family. Keep yourself informed and monitor conditions. Be ready to act if necessary.

HIGH
LOW MODERATE
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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 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:

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Far North Coast Fire Area: 1

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

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 No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE HIGH

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 No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE 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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No
Current danger level HIGH HIGH

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE 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 LOW MODERATE 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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE 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 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 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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE HIGH

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 No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE 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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No
Current danger level HIGH HIGH

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE 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 LOW MODERATE 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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 No No
Current danger level LOW MODERATE LOW MODERATE

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 LOW MODERATE 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 LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Ballina; Byron; Clarence Valley; Kyogle; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed
North Coast LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Bellingen; Coffs Harbour; Mid-Coast; Port Macquarie-Hastings; Kempsey; Nambucca
Greater Hunter LOW MODERATE No HIGH No Cessnock; Dungog; Lake Macquarie; Maitland; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Port Stephens; Singleton; Upper Hunter
Greater Sydney Region LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No 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 LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Kiama; Shellharbour; Shoalhaven; Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; Wollongong
Far South Coast LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Bega Valley; Eurobodalla
Monaro Alpine LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Snowy-Monaro
ACT LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No
Southern Ranges LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Goulburn Mulwaree; Queanbeyan-Palerang; Upper Lachlan; Yass Valley
Central Ranges LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Bathurst; Blayney; Cabonne; Cowra; Lithgow; Mid-Western; Oberon; Orange
New England LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Armidale Regional; Glen Innes Severn; Tenterfield; Uralla; Walcha
Northern Slopes LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Gunnedah; Gwydir; Inverell; Liverpool Plains; Tamworth
North Western HIGH No HIGH No Moree Plains; Narrabri; Walgett; Warrumbungle
Upper Central West Plains LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Bogan; Coonamble; Gilgandra; Warren
Lower Central West Plains LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Bland; Dubbo Regional; Forbes; Lachlan; Narromine; Parkes; Temora; Weddin
Southern Slopes LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Cootamundra-Gundagai; Hilltops; Snowy Valleys
Eastern Riverina LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Albury; Coolamon; Greater Hume; Junee; Lockhart; Wagga Wagga
Southern Riverina LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Berrigan; Edward River; Federation; Murray River; Southern parts of Murrumbidgee
Northern Riverina LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Carrathool; Griffith; Hay; Leeton; Narrandera; Northern parts of Murrumbidgee
South Western LOW MODERATE No LOW MODERATE No Balranald; Wentworth
Far Western LOW MODERATE No HIGH No Bourke; Brewarrina; Broken Hill; Central Darling; Cobar
  • NONE
  • LOW-MODERATE
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH
  • SEVERE
  • EXTREME
  • CATASTROPHIC