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 Factsheet (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.
Shoalhaven Local Government Area
|Sussex Inlet Bowling Club||Open Space||St Georges Avenue, Sussex Inlet||Shoalhaven|
|Sussex Inlet RSL Club||Open Space||200 Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet||Shoalhaven|
|Tomerong Public School||Building||355 Hawken Road, Tomerong||Shoalhaven|
|Huskisson Public School||Open Space||Sydney Street, Huskisson||Shoalhaven|
|Berrara Cove Reserve||Open Space||Corner of Beachway Avenue and Silver Sands Drive, Berrara||Shoalhaven|
|Erowal Bay Public Hall Grounds||Open Space||19 King George Street, Erowal Bay||Shoalhaven|
|Frances Ryan Reserve||Open Space||Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point||Shoalhaven|
|Basin View Boat Ramp||Open Space||Basin View Parade, Basin View||Shoalhaven|
|Tom Smith Oval - HMAS Albatross||Open Space||Intersection of Albatross Road and BTU Road, Nowra Hill||Shoalhaven|
|Australian National University Research Site||Open Space||Murramerang Road, Kioloa||Shoalhaven|
|Queanbeyan Avenue Reserve||Open Space||Queanbeyan Avenue, Burrill Lake||Shoalhaven|
|Bawley Point Reserve||Open Space||Tingira Drive, Bawley Point||Shoalhaven|
|Mollymook Beachfront Reserve||Open Space||Corner of Ocean Street and Golf Avenue, Mollymook||Shoalhaven|
|Lake Conjola Community Centre||Building||7025 Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola||Shoalhaven|
|Greenwell Point Wharf Carpark||Open Space||Greenwell Point Road, Greenwell Point||Shoalhaven|
|Artie Smith Oval||Open Space||Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry||Shoalhaven|
|Berry Showgrounds||Open Space||Corner of Gillam Street and Alexandra Street, Berry||Shoalhaven|
|Kangaroo Valley Showground||Open Space||Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley||Shoalhaven|
|Ray Abood Village Green||Open Space||The Concourse, Cambewarra Village||Shoalhaven|
|Greys Beach Reserve (Boat Ramp Car Park)||Open Space||Fairway Drive, North Nowra||Shoalhaven|
|Dolphin Point Reserve||Open Space||Off Seaside Parade, Dolphin Point||Shoalhaven|
|Nowra Showground||Open Space||Corner of Junction Street and West Street, Nowra||Shoalhaven|
|Milton Showgrounds||Open Space||Croobyar Road, Milton||Shoalhaven|
|Ulladulla Foreshore Reserve||Open Space||Wason Street, Ulladulla||Shoalhaven|
|Lakeside Cabins and Holiday Village Oval||Open Space||Goonawarra Drive, Cudmirrah||Shoalhaven|
|Parkes Crescent Park||Open Space||Parkes Crescent Park, Callala Beach||Shoalhaven|
|Manyana Community Hall||Building||Cnr The Barbette & The Palisade, Manyana||Shoalhaven|
|St Georges Basin Country Club||Open Space||11 Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point||Shoalhaven|