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.
Carrathool Local Government Area
|Merriwagga Public Hall||Building||6 Mons Street Merriwagga||Carrathool|
|Goolgowi Community Hall||Building||4 Napier Street Goolgowi||Carrathool|
|Rankins Springs Memorial Hall||Building||Mid Western Hwy (Boomerang Street) Rankins Springs||Carrathool|
|Hillston Community Centre||Building||Cnr Oxley Avenue and Keats Street Hillston||Carrathool|
|Carrathool Memorial Hall||Open Space||Cnr Glover Street and Cambridge Street Carrathool||Carrathool|
|Hillston Showground||Open Space||The Springs Road Hillston||Carrathool|
Griffith Local Government Area
|Jubilee Oval||Open Space||92-104 Noorilla Street Griffith||Griffith|
|Ted Scobie Sports Oval||Open Space||Intersection of Clifton Boulevarde and Doolan Crescent Griffith||Griffith|
Hay Local Government Area
|Maude Recreation Reserve||Open Space||Yang Yang Street Maude||Hay|
|Hay High School Sports Ground||Open Space||Cadell Street Hay||Hay|
|Booligal Community Hall||Building||Lachlan Street Booligal||Hay|
Leeton Local Government Area
|Yanco Sports Ground||Open Space||Intersection of Euroley Road and Irrigation Way Yanco||Leeton|
Murrumbidgee Local Government Area
|Coleambally Community Club Car Park||Open Space||Falcon Road, Coleambally||Murrumbidgee|
|Darlington Point Sports Ground||Open Space||King Street, Darlington Point||Murrumbidgee|
|Monash Park (Sports Ground)||Open Space||Corner of Bolton Street and Mahonga Street, Jerilderie||Murrumbidgee|
|Yamma Hall||Building||1334 Gilbert Road, Coleambally||Murrumbidgee|
Narrandera Local Government Area
|Barellan Sports Ground||Open Space||Mulga Street, Barellan||Narrandera|
|Marie Bashir Park||Open Space||Cnr Cadell Street and Twynam Street, Narrandera||Narrandera|
|Grong Grong Community Hall Car Park||Open Space||Corner Binya Street and Balaro Street, Grong Grong||Narrandera|