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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.

Northern Beaches Local Government Area

Title Type Location LGA
North Balgowlah Community Centre Building Corner of Bardoo Avenu and Wonga Street, North Balgowlah Northern Beaches
Forestville Memorial Hall Building Cnr of Warringah Road and Starkey Street, Forestville Northern Beaches
Abbot Road Fields Open Space Abbot Road, North Curl Curl Northern Beaches
Brookvale Park Open Space Federal Parade, Brookvale Northern Beaches
Beverley Job Reserve Open Space McIntosh Road, Naraweena Northern Beaches
Patanga Reserve Open Space Patanga Road, Frenchs Forest Northern Beaches
Bambara Reserve (Belrose Oval) & Belrose Community Centre Open Space Forest Way (near Bambara Road), Belrose Northern Beaches
Lionel Watts Oval Open Space Blackbutts Road, Forestville Northern Beaches
Cromer Park Open Space South Creek Road, Cromer Northern Beaches
St Mathews Farm Reserve Open Space Grover Avenue, North Cromer Northern Beaches
Vic Huxley Oval (Collaroy Plateau Oval) Open Space Blandford Street, Collaroy Plateau Northern Beaches
Kurara Reserve Open Space Kurara Close, Terrey Hills Northern Beaches
Woolgoolga Reserve Open Space Woolgoolga Street, North Balgowlah Northern Beaches
The Greenway Reserve Open Space The Greenway, Duffys Forest Northern Beaches
Allambie Heights School - Community Centre Building 165 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights Northern Beaches
Belrose Public School Open Space Cotentin Road, Belrose Northern Beaches
Frank Beckman Reserve Open Space Yulong Avenue, Terrey Hills Northern Beaches
Killarney Heights Oval Open Space Starkey Street and Melwood Avenue, Forestville Northern Beaches
Millers Reserve Open Space Campbell Parade, Manly Vale Northern Beaches
Passmore Reserve Open Space Campbell Parade, Manly Vale Northern Beaches
Truman Reserve Open Space Corner of Macquarie Street and Toronto Avenue, Cromer Northern Beaches
Terrigal Reserve Open Space Terrigal Road, Terry Hills Northern Beaches
Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre Building Namona Street, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Nelson Heather Centre Building 4 Jacksons Road, Warriewood Northern Beaches
Pittwater Rugby Park Building 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood Northern Beaches
Mona Vale Golf Club Building Golf Avenue, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Pittwater RSL Building 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Kitchener Park Sports Centre Building 1610 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Mona Vale Memorial Hall Building 1606 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Pittwater Place Building 10 Park Street, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Bayview Golf Club Building 1825 Pittwater Road, Bayview Northern Beaches
Newport Arms Hotel Building Kalinya Street, Newport Northern Beaches
Newport Park Open Space Bishop Street, Newport Northern Beaches
Newport Community Centre Building 11 - 13 The Boulevarde, Newport Northern Beaches
Newport Beach Surf Club Building 394 Barrenjoey Road, Newport Northern Beaches
Lucinda Park Open Space Iluka Road, Palm Beach (opposite Nabilla Road) Northern Beaches
Dunbar Park Reserve Open Space Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach Northern Beaches
North Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Building Governor Phillip Park, off Beach Road, Palm Beach Northern Beaches
North Narrabeen Reserve Car Park (Pittwater Rugby Park) Open Space 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood Northern Beaches
Kitchener Park Open Space 1610 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Dearin Reserve Open Space Cnr Kalinya Street and Gladstone Street, Newport Northern Beaches
Newport Beach Reserve Open Space Barrenjoey Road, Newport Beach Northern Beaches
Avalon Beach Reserve Open Space Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach Northern Beaches
Whale Beach Surf Club Building Surf Road, Whale Beach Northern Beaches
Winnererremy Bay Park Open Space Mona Street, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Church Point Reserve (Thomas Stephens Reserve) Carpark Open Space McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point Northern Beaches
Bayview Park Open Space Pittwater Road (adjacent to Boat Ramp), Bayview Northern Beaches
Lakeside Park Open Space Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen Northern Beaches
Mona Vale Headland Reserve Open Space Coronation Street, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Cooleena Reserve Open Space 28-30 Cooleena Road, Elanora Heights Northern Beaches
Apex Park Open Space Surfview Road, Mona Vale Northern Beaches
Clontarf Reserve Open Space Sandy Bay, Clontarf Northern Beaches
Manly Beach - South Steyne Open Space South Steyne, Manly Northern Beaches
Balgowlah Oval Open Space Sydney Road, Balgowlah Northern Beaches
Manly West Park Open Space Quirk Road, Manly West Northern Beaches
Little Manly Beach Open Space Stuart Street, Little Manly Northern Beaches