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Bush fires

In a bush fire emergency, NSW Department of Primary Industries supports the NSW Rural Fire Service to:

  • Assist primary producers, animal holding establishments and the community to be prepared for bush fires
  • Coordinate rescue, evacuation and emergency care for animals
  • Coordinate assessment, humane destruction and disposal of affected animals
  • Support recovery arrangements including providing impact damage assessments and contributing to recovery centres and committees

Being prepared is a key to minimising the impacts of fire on your property, your family and your animals.


Current situation for Bush fires

NSW Rural Fire Service map

This map displays bush and grass fires attended by fire services in NSW and other incidents attended by NSW RFS volunteers.

Visit NSW Rural Fire Service for more information.

Key contacts

Reporting emergenciesTelephone
Life threatening emergencies, including bushfiresDial 000
Additional information
NSW Rural Fire Service emergency information1800 679 737
Local Land Services office (LLS) 1300 795 299