Check if you're in bush fire prone land
You can check here if your land is in a bush fire prone area.
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Disclaimer for bush fire prone land mapping tool
The NSW Government is committed to enhancing public safety by reducing the impact of bush fires.
The bush fire prone land online mapping tool ("Tool") has been created using NSW Local Council’s bush fire prone maps and is designed to identify if your property is designated as bush fire prone. The Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
Use of the information provided by the Tool, including reliance on the Assessment Outcomes, is at your sole risk. You should obtain further advice if you are uncertain about how any of the information provided by the Tool, including the Assessment Outcomes, applies to you or your property.
The NSW Government, the NSW RFS and their employees and agents:
- make no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or currency of the Tool or the information and data provided in connection with the Tool on this or any linked site; and
- do not accept any responsibility or liability (including, without any limitation, liability for negligence) for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur whether directly or indirectly as a result of your use of or reliance on the Tool or the information and data provided in connection with the Tool on this or any linked site.
The outcome of your search is only valid for the day of the enquiry is made. Bush fire prone land maps are legislatively required to be updated periodically. As new maps are certified by the NSW RFS they are updated on this mapping tool and circumstances do change. To confirm whether the lot is bush fire prone, you can check on the 149 (2)(5) Certificate which can be obtained from the relevant Council.
The Tool does not provide an assessment of the bush fire risk you may face on your property.
- Enter your address including house number, street and suburb or town. Select your address from the drop down options provided.
- Check the map has correctly located your property. If not drag and drop the red marker on to your property.
- Click the 'Get Results' button to see if you're in a designated bush fire prone area.
- You should consider seeking expert advice before commencing any development.
Your search result
You have conducted a search of the online bush fire prone land tool for the land in the map above. This search result is valid for the date the search was conducted. If you have any questions about the Bush Fire Prone Land Tool please contact email@example.com
The parcel of land you have selected is within a designated bush fire prone area.
Make sure you have completed the four simple steps to prepare for bush fires
In a bush or grass fire, minutes can matter. You need to take action now. Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire, you could save their lives, as well as your home.
There are four simple steps to get ready for a bush fire:
STEP 1: DISCUSS
Discuss what to do if a bush fire threatens your home.
STEP 2: PREPARE
Prepare your home and get it ready for bush fire season.
STEP 3: KNOW
Know the bush fire alert levels.
STEP 4: KEEP
Keep all the bush fire information numbers, websites and the smartphone app.
Download our guide to making a bush fire survival plan and start your discussion today.
- As your property is bush fire prone you should consider reviewing your household insurance to check you are covered for the cost of complying with the necessary bush fire protection measures.
- You should also look at upgrading the protection of your property from bush fire, especially if the dwelling has not been constructed with bush fire protection measures incorporated into its design. To check what you could do to improve your property, download the Building Best Practice Guide.
It’s a fact. If you and your home are well prepared, you stand a better chance of surviving a bush fire. For more information on preparing your home visit our Plan and prepare section.
Planning development on your property?
Any proposed development upon the property will be required to comply with Planning for Bush Fire Protection for new works.
More information is available in our building in a bush fire area section including information on types of development, legal obligations, bush fire protection measures and how to get further assistance.
The parcel of land selected is not identified as bush fire prone however you could still be affected by a bush fire.
Think about where you work, travel or holiday. These areas may be at risk of a bush fire.
Remember, discuss with your family about what to do if a bush fire were to happen near you. It may save your life, your community and your family.
For more information on making a plan for bush fire check out our guide to making your bush fire survival plan.
The tool could not confirm the bush fire prone status of your land.
The NSW RFS provides extensive information and resources to assist people interested in preparing their homes and families against the risk of bush fires. Try some of the useful links below for more information:
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