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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.

Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalkers

Be Prepared. If caught in a bush fire you may die.

Bush Fire Safety for Travellers

Prepare an escape plan. If caught in a bush fire you may die.

Neighbourhood Safer Places

Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fireNeighbourhood 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

Title Type Location LGA
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

Title Type Location LGA
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

Title Type Location LGA
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