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Reporting a bush fire hazard

If you are concerned about bush fire hazards on your property, or the property adjacent to you, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) can provide advice regarding preparing your property against bush fires and what you have to do in the event of a bush fire.  

This advice is free and can be arranged by contacting your local NSW RFS Fire Control Centre and speaking with one of our officers.  

The NSW RFS is responsible for inspecting bush fire hazards, providing advice and if necessary,  issuing notices to all landowners and managers to reduce hazards.      

If you believe there is a bush fire hazard near your property, you can make a formal complaint by

  • Contacting your local Fire Control Centre, in person, via email, mail, fax or  phone or
  • Filling in the below online Bush Fire Hazard Complaint Form.        

The NSW RFS will arrange for an inspection of the site to determine if a bush fire hazard exists. The landowner or the manager of the land will be notified separately of the results. Privacy legislation prevents the disclosure of your details.  

If a hazard does exist the NSW RFS can issue a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Notice, requesting the hazard be removed. This Notice can be issued to private and public landowners. If the Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Notice is not complied with, the NSW RFS will remove the hazard, and may pursue the cost from the landowner.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Please do not use this form to report fires or to request immediate information on fires, road closures or other incidents. To report fires or other emergencies call 000 (triple zero).

Please provide:

Personal details
Bush Fire Hazard

I request that the NSW Rural Fire Service investigate my complaint and inform me of actions to be taken in respect of the complaint.

Please Note: By submitting this form you are effectively signing this document.