Plan and prepare
Farm FireWise helps NSW rural landholders prepare for and prevent bush fires. Farm FireWise helps you plan ahead to protect yourself, your family and your property from the potential impact of bush and grass fires.
Grass fires spread quickly and can threaten lives, property, crops and stock. Protect yourself.
- Grass Fires Factsheet (PDF, 753.3 KB)
Prepare Your Horse for Bush Fire
During bush fires, people put themselves and others at risk attempting to rescue horses at the last minute. Some refuse to evacuate or go to a safe place because of concern about their animals.
- Prepare your horse for bush fire (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Neighbourhood Safer Places
Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
They are to be used when all other options in your bush fire survival plan can't be put into action safely.
You should be aware of any Neighbourhood Safer Places in your area, and note them in your bush fire survival plan before a bush fire occurs. You should also know how to get there, as well as alternate routes in case the road is blocked or too dangerous to drive on.
Not all areas will have a Neighbourhood Safer Place. If there is no Neighbourhood Safer Place in your area, you should identify other safer locations you can go to as a last resort. This might include a nearby home which is well prepared, a shopping centre or oval which is well away from the bush.
A Neighbourhood Safer Place is designed as a Place of Last Resort in bush fire emergencies only. Please note that travelling to or sheltering at a Neighbourhood Safer Place does not guarantee your safety.
Blue Mountains Local Government Area
|Winmalee Shopping Centre||Building||14 White Cross Road, Winmalee||Blue Mountains|
|Hazelbrook Shops Rear Car Park||Open Space||194 Great Western Highway, Hazelbrook||Blue Mountains|
|Lawson Bowling Club||Building||2 Loftus Street, Lawson||Blue Mountains|
|Glenbrook Anglican Church||Building||1 Wascoe Street, Glenbrook||Blue Mountains|
|The Garden||Open Space||267 Great Western Highway, Blackheath||Blue Mountains|
|Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub||Building||106-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood||Blue Mountains|
|Glenbrook School of Arts||Building||2 Ross Street, Glenbrook||Blue Mountains|
|Station Street Mall||Open Space||Station Street, Blaxland||Blue Mountains|
|Oasis Nursery - Canteen Building||Building||244 Singles Ridge Road, Yellow Rock||Blue Mountains|
|Christ Church Anglican Hall (Adjacent Springwood Anglican Church)||Building||345 Great Western Highway, Springwood||Blue Mountains|
|Woodford Presbyterian Church||Building||88-89 Great Western Highway, Woodford||Blue Mountains|
|Leura Mall Car Park||Open Space||Megalong Street, Leura||Blue Mountains|
|Springwood Sports Club||Building||Corner of Hawkesbury Road and Macquarie Road, Springwood||Blue Mountains|
|Faulconbridge Public School Hall||Building||Corner of Grose Road and Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge||Blue Mountains|
|Wentworth Falls Bowling Club||Building||Corner of Falls Road and Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls||Blue Mountains|
|Pitt Park||Open Space||Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls||Blue Mountains|
|Blue Mountains City Church||Building||Corner of Elizabeth Road and Rusden Road, Mount Riverview||Blue Mountains|
|Blaxland Uniting Church||Building||Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland||Blue Mountains|
|Lennox Park||Open Space||Matthew Parade, Blaxland||Blue Mountains|
|Springwood Country Club||Building||Hawkesbury Road, Springwood||Blue Mountains|
|Hazelbrook Uniting Church||Building||1 Rosedale Avenue, Hazelbrook||Blue Mountains|
|Mid Mountains Community Centre||Building||7 New Street, Lawson||Blue Mountains|
|Mount Victoria Park||Open Space||2 Station Street, Mount Victoria||Blue Mountains|
|Blackheath Oval||Open Space||Leichhardt Street, Blackheath||Blue Mountains|
|Katoomba Public School Oval||Open Space||Waratah Street, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Portion of Leura Golf Course||Open Space||Intersection of Fitzroy Street and Chambers Road, Leura||Blue Mountains|
|Whitton Park||Open Space||Moore Street, Glenbrook||Blue Mountains|
|Megalong Tea Rooms Car Park||Open Space||Megalong Road, Megalong Valley||Blue Mountains|
|Pioneer Place Car Park||Open Space||Waratah Street, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Melrose Park||Open Space||Corner of Camp and Albion Streets, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Council Chambers and Car Park||Open Space||Station Street, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|