Plan and prepare
Bush Fire and Your Home
While there are elements of bush fire that you cannot control, like the weather, there is a wide range of planning and preparation activities that you can undertake which will dramatically increase the chances of you, your family and your home surviving in the event of a bush fire, including the maintenance of adequate levels of insurance.
- Prepare Your Home Fact sheet (PDF, 697.2 KB)
Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalkers
Be Prepared. If caught in a bush fire you may die.
- Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalking Fact sheet (PDF, 675.4 KB)
Bush Fire Safety for Travellers
Prepare an escape plan. If caught in a bush fire you may die.
- Bush Fire Safety for Travellers Brochure (PDF, 807.6 KB)
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.
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|
Edward River Local Government Area
|Blighty Hall||Open Space||Riverina Highway Blighty||Edward River|
|Mayrung Hall||Building||Mayrung Road Mayrung||Edward River|
|Pretty Pine Recreation Reserve||Open Space||Peppin Road Pretty Pine||Edward River|
|Conargo Hall Car Park||Open Space||Conargo Road Conargo||Edward River|
|Wanganella Hall||Building||Lang Street Wanganella||Edward River|
|Booroorban Hall||Building||Wargam Road Booroorban||Edward River|
|Deniliquin Sports and Entertainment Stadium||Open Space||Corner of Cobb Highway and Wirraway Drive, Deniliquin||Edward River|
|Hardinge Street Oval||Open Space||Hardinge Street, Deniliquin||Edward River|
|Deniliquin Ute Muster Site - Oval||Open Space||Conargo Road, Deniliquin||Edward River|
Murray River Local Government Area
|Womboota Hall||Building||Moira Street, Womboota||Murray River|
|Bunnaloo Recreation Reserve||Open Space||Fitzroy Road, Bunnaloo||Murray River|
|Moama Recreation Reserve Oval||Open Space||Perricoota Road, Moama||Murray River|
|Mathoura Recreation Reserve||Open Space||Corner of Morris Street and Forest Street, Mathoura||Murray River|
|Barham Recreational Reserve||Open Space||Gonn Street, Barham||Murray River|
|Moulamein Lake Recreation Area||Open Space||Brougham Street, Moulamein||Murray River|
|Murray Downs Golf Club Car Park||Open Space||Murray Downs Drive, Murray Downs||Murray River|
|Tooleybuc Recreation Reserve||Open Space||Murray Street, Tooleybuc||Murray River|
|Wakool Recreation Reserve||Open Space||Dampier Street, Wakool||Murray River|