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Reporting a bush fire hazard

If you are concerned about bush fire hazards on your property, or the property adjacent to you, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) can provide advice regarding preparing your property against bush fires and what you have to do in the event of a bush fire.

This advice is free and can be arranged by contacting your local NSW RFS Fire Control Centre and speaking with one of our officers.

The NSW RFS is responsible for inspecting bush fire hazards, providing advice and if necessary, issuing notices to all landowners and managers to reduce hazards.

If you believe there is a bush fire hazard near your property, you can make a formal complaint by

  • Contacting your local Fire Control Centre, in person, via email, mail, fax or  phone or
  • Filling in the below online Bush Fire Hazard Complaint Form.

The NSW RFS will arrange for an inspection of the site to determine if a bush fire hazard exists. The landowner or the manager of the land will be notified separately of the results. Privacy legislation prevents the disclosure of your details.

If a hazard does exist the NSW RFS can issue a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Notice, requesting the hazard be removed. This Notice can be issued to private and public landowners. If the Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Notice is not complied with, the NSW RFS will remove the hazard, and may pursue the cost from the landowner.

If you are a private land owner and wish to report a bush fire hazard, please do so by clicking here.

Please do not use the bush fire hazard form to report fires or to request immediate information on fires, road closures or other incidents. To report fires or other emergencies call 000 (triple zero).

Public Authority Agency

Public Authorities are required to refer any bush fire hazard complaints they receive to the NSW RFS Commissioner within 14 days. Public authorities can provide these to the NSW RFS Commissioner by filling out this form by clicking here.