North West

The North West Zone and Bogan district cover the four Shires of Bogan (Nyngan), Coonamble, Walgett and Warren. These local government areas cover 57,432 square kilometres. The North West Zone has 81 brigades across the four Shires and over 1,490 members representing the Rural Fire Service. The North West Zone and Bogan District (NWZ) area is largely know for its grazing and farming industries.  Tourism and opal mining is a feature of Walgett Shire in particular at Lightning Ridge. Copper and other mineral mining is also a predominate industry in the Bogan Shire. Cotton cropping is carried out in Warren Shire and parts of Walgett District as well as other cereal cropping. Coonamble Shire is known for its grazing of both sheep and cattle and for its cropping including wheat, canola, barley and other cereals.

Latest News

The latest news from the NSW RFS North West team


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The latest weather conditions and forecasts across the North West area

Fire information

Get information on current fires and other incidents

Plan and prepare

Prepare your property, family and yourself for bush and grass fires

Hazard reduction

Hazard reduction is an important part of preparing for bush fires. If you see smoke, it could be from a hazard reduction. You can check the location of these activities here

About our area

Meet the team at the NSW RFS North West Zone

Photo and video gallery

See more of our members in action in our photo and video galleries

Contact us

If you've got a question, comment, suggestion or complaint, you can contact the North West Zone here....


The North West Zone and Bogan District of the NSW Rural Fire Service has provided you with a number of links to associated organisations.