Bushfire Plan & Prepare
Visit the NSW Rural Fire Service for information on creating Survival Plans, Preparing your home & family and Fire Danger Ratings.
Neighbourhood Safer Places
Find your local neighbourhood safer place here
Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency only. Please note that travelling to or sheltering at a Neighbourhood Safer Place does not guarantee your safety.
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 an oval which is well away from the bush.