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Fires Near Me 

The Fires Near Me NSW application has recently been updated. As well as bug fixes, we’ve added new features to the app based on feedback from users.

You can now receive notifications about emergency warnings, total fire bans and other important messages. You don’t need to sign up for these notifications, just make sure you've enabled push notifications on your device. We’ll be adding more functionality for push notifications soon, including the ability to set locations to keep watch on.

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Having problems with Fires Near Me App?

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?

Download or update to the latest version of the app .

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.

How can I receive push notifications?

The latest version of Fires Near Me NSW enables a user to receive push notifications. These may be for total fire bans or other important messages.

You do not need to sign up to receive push notifications. Just ensure that push notifications are enabled on your device and for the app.

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.

Other mobile apps

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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