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Hazard Reductions

Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.

There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.

You can see a list of planned hazard reduction burns below. This list may change at short notice depending on the weather at the time.

If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps:

  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
  • Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
  • Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Remove washing from clotheslines
  • Ensure pets have a protected area
  • Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
  • Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
  • If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.

Hazard Reduction Advisory for 25th June 2015 to 3rd July 2015

The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation NSW, Crown Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.

Due datesort LGA Location Tenure HR by
27/06/2015 to 28/06/2015 Queanbeyan Pony Place, Carwoola, near Queanbeyan Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/06/2015 to 28/06/2015 Armidale Dumaresq New England Highway, Black Mountain, near Armidale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Bega Valley Yambulla State Forest, near Timbillica Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Bega Valley Nullica State Forest, near Nethercote Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Bega Valley Timbillica State Forest, near Wonboyn Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Bega Valley Tanja State Forest, near Mogareeka and Tarraganda Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Bombala Glenbog State Forest, near Nimmitabel Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2015 to 29/06/2015 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, near Leura NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Inverell Dthinna Dthinnawan National Park, near Yetman NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 03/07/2015 Tweed Wollumbin National Park, Wondaree Road, near Tyalgum NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 10/07/2015 Bourke Enngonia Village, Enngonia Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Armidale Dumaresq Cunnawarra National Park, near Ebor NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Armidale Dumaresq Cathedral Rock National Park, near Ebor NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Bellingen Jaaningga Nature Reserve, near Bellingen NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Diggers Camp NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Wooli NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Wooli NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Minne Water NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley 3 Km west of Minnie Water Post Office, Yuragir National Park, near Minne Water NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Wooli NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Minne Water NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Bees Nest West Trail, Yuraygir National Park, near Wooloweyah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Clarence Valley Minnie Water Road-Hiawatha Road, Minnie Water NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Coffs Harbour Bindarri National Park, near Karangi NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Coffs Harbour Bindarri National Park, 4 Km west Of Dairyville, near Coffs Harbour NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Coffs Harbour Bindarri National Park, near Repton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Eurobodalla Gulaga National Park, Dignams Creek, west of Tilba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Eurobodalla Deua National Park, 10km north west Of Moruya NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Gloucester Barrington Tops National Park, near Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Gloucester Barakee National Park, near Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Gloucester Curracabundi National Park, near Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Gloucester Barrington Tops National Park, near Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Great Lakes Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park, near Myall Lakes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Great Lakes West of the Lakes Way, near Green Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Greater Taree Khappinghat Nature Reserve, near Old Bar NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Greater Taree Talawahl Nature Reserve, near Possum Brush NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Greater Taree Goonook Nature Reserve, near Upper Lansdowne NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Guyra Guy Fawkes River National Park, near Guyra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Guyra Cathedral Rock National Park, near Ebor NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Hornsby Bimbil Avenue, Mount Colah Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey Hat Head National Park, near Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey Goolawah National Park, near Cresent Head NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey New England National Park, Between Five Day & Nulla Nulla Creeks, near Bellbrook NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey Kumbatine State Conservation Area, near Kempsey NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey Kumbatine State Conservation Area, south Of Ballengarra Road, near Kempsey NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey Kinki Spur North, Yarriabini National Park, 3km nne of Stuarts Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kempsey Clybucca Aboriginal Area, near Clybucca NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Kyogle 22km nnw of Kyogle, near Old Grevillia NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Moree Plains Terry Hie Hie Conservation Zone, near Terry Hie Hie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Moree Plains Terry Hie Hie Conservation Zone 2, near Terry Hie Hie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Nambucca Ngambaa Nature Reserve, near Eungai Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Nambucca Ngambaa Nature Reserve, near Macksville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Nambucca Ngambaa Nature Reserve, near Macksville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Nambucca Yarriabini National Park, near Macksville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Parkes Goobang National Park, near Parkes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Middle Brother National Park, near John's River NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Lake Innes Nature Reserve, near Port Macquarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Innes Ruins Historical Site, near Port Macquarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Cottan-Bimbang National Park, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Lake Innes Nature Rerve, near Port Macquarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Lake Innes Nature Rerve, near Port Macquarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Lake Innes Nature Reserve, near Port Macquarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Limeburners Creek National Park, near North Shore NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Limeburners Creek National Park, near Point Plomer NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Biriwal Bulga National Park, near Wauchope NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Cottan-Bimbang National Park, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Kattang Nature Reserve, near Laurieton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Dooragan National Park, near Laurieton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Crowdy Bay National Park, near Diamond Head NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Perch Hole, near Lake Cathie, near Port Macquarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin National Park, near Bungawalbin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Richmond Valley Clan Six Mile Swamp, Mt Neville Nature Reserve, near Rappville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Snowy River Mount Gladstone, Cooma Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Sutherland Heathcote National Park, west of Heathcote and Engadine NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 The Hills Cattai Creek Conservation Area, near Kellyville Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Upper Hunter Goulburn River National Park, near Merriwa NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2015 to 03/07/2015 Goulburn Mulwarree "Bareneven", Mayfield Road, near Braidwood Private Private
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, near Katoomba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Clarence Valley Nymboida National Park, near Nymboida NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Leeton Conapaira Street, Whitton Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Narrabri Little Tighes, Beehive and Bibblewindi Creeks, near Narrabri Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve, near Telegraph Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin State Conservation Area, near Ellangowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin National Park, near Bungawalbin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin National Park, near Ellangowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 Tenterfield New England Highway, South of Jennings Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015 The Hills North Rocks Road, North Rocks Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
01/07/2015 to 02/07/2015 Byron Koonyum Range, Mt Jerusalem National Park, near Mullumbimby NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 02/07/2015 Gunnedah Somerton National Park, near Somerton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 04/07/2015 Warrumbungle Dapper Nature Reserve, near Goolma NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 06/07/2015 Bega Valley East Boyd State Forest, near Wonboyn and Kiah Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/07/2015 to 07/07/2015 Tweed Palmvale Spur, Mooball National Park, near Murwillumbah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 07/07/2015 Tweed Cudgen Nature Reserve, near Bogangar/Cabarita Beach NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2015 to 07/07/2015 Tweed Cudgen Nature Reserve, near Hastings Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 08/07/2015 Eurobodalla Bodalla State Forest, approx 2 Km North-west of Dalmeny Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/07/2015 to 10/07/2015 Glen Innes Severn Washpool National Park, near Glen Innes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/07/2015 to 10/07/2015 Glen Innes Severn Warra National Park, near Glencoe NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2015 to10/07/2015 The Hills Richard Webb Reserve, West Pennant Hills Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
03/07/2015 to 03/07/2015 Tenterfield New England Highway, near Sandy Flat Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service