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Travelling through grassland

If you plan on travelling near paddocks and grassland over the summer period, you are at risk of grass fires. You need to be prepared - grass fires can start easily, are hot, travel fast, and can cut roads and trails. There are simple things you can do to get ready - it could save your life.

High risk activities can include:

Bush walking

Camping / caravan

Horse riding


Driving / 4WD

Bike riding


There are simple steps you can take to ensure you stay informed:

  • Carry a mobile phone. Download the Fires Near Me smartphone app.
  • Save the Bush Fire Information Line (1800 679 737) on your phone.
  • Save links to the NSW Rural Fire Service website and social media pages; Facebook and Twitter,

Do not rely on just one source of information as your phone may not work in a remote area.

Fires Near Me NSW - Mobile App

Providing fire information on bush fire incidents in NSW

Available on the iPhone App Store logo  Download for Android Google Play Store Logo


Things you should know before you leave.

For more information about bush walking and camping.

Things you should know while travelling.