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Fires Near Me 

The Fires Near Me NSW application has recently been updated. You need to check if you’ve got the latest version of the application installed.

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Having problems with Fires Near Me?

Check which app you have installed

There are two similar apps:

  • Fires Near Me NSW – an updated application that provides information on bush fire incidents in NSW.
  • Fires Near Me Australia – a national application that can show information on interstate incidents, using data from participating states and agencies.

If you’re in NSW and wanting bush fire information, you should use the Fires Near Me NSW application.

How can I make sure I’ve got the latest Fires Near Me NSW?

Firstly, delete the other Fires Near Me apps from your phone.

Download the latest version of the app.

If you have the latest version, your app icons and screens should look like this:



If you have a different icon, you’ve got a different application installed. Click the links above.

I’ve got the latest application but it still doesn’t work

Firstly, delete any previous versions of the apps from your device and reinstall the latest versions, as above.

Due to phone operating systems being constantly updated, you need to check if your phone meets the minimum requirements for the app.

For iOS, your device needs to have iOS 10.0 or later installed. If you have an earlier version, you need to update your device.

For Android, your device needs to have Android 4.1 or above. If you have an earlier version, you need to update your device.

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My device is not supported. What can I do?

Our website provides the same information you will find in the Fires Near Me application.

If you have a device that isn't supported (such as if you have an older device, or a phone system other than iOS or Android), you can use our Fires Near Me page on our website.

Open the Fires Near Me page and bookmark it on your phone. You can create a shortcut on your home screen, just like an app. Check this guide on how to create a shortcut.

What is Fires Near Me Australia?

We've worked with participating fire and emergency service agencies across Australia to develop the Fires Near Me Australia app.

You can download the new Fires Near Me Australia from the App Store or Google Play store.

You should also monitor the websites of your local fire and emergency service for bush fire information.

If you haven't found the answer you're after, contact us using the form below.

Do not use this form to request fire information or to report fires. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000).


Other mobile apps

MyFirePlan - Bush fire survival plan App

A mobile and smartphone version of the bush fire survival plan

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Emergency+ Smartphone App

A mobile and smartphone app to help you identify your location when calling Triple Zero

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While these applications and services can be useful sources of information on fire incidents and conditions, they are reliant on having access to data services. Therefore, the NSW RFS encourages you to not rely solely on these applications and services and use a range of sources for information.

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