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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
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Current fire ban    
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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 None None

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 None None

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 No
Current danger level None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 No No
Current danger level None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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

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 None None

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 None None

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 No
Current danger level None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 No No
Current danger level None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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 None None

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

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