NSW DEC

Bushfire Safety

Get up-to-date information during the bushfire season (1 October - 31 March) should there be adverse weather conditions or bushfire activity.

NSW Public Schools


Public schools currently non-operational due to fire danger rating or bushfire activity.

No public schools are currently non-operational due to fire danger rating or bushfire activity.

TAFE NSW
 

No TAFE NSW institutes have been required to temporarily cease operations due to fire danger ratings or bushfire activity.

Office of Communities
 

No sites have been required to temporarily cease operations due to fire danger ratings or bushfire activity.

Fire weather warnings received
 

For enquiries regarding managing smoke in bushfire situations, please refer to the NSW Health alert - Bushfire air quality health warning.

No catastrophic fire danger ratings have been received, please refer to the NSW Rural Fire Service site for information on current fire danger ratings or bushfire activity.


This section is updated by DEC upon receipt of advice from the State Emergency Operations Centre. Please also refer to the Bureau of Meteorology site for up-to-date weather warnings.


DEC Educational facilities

Fire danger rating
Managing the risks of bushfire

The Department has conducted assessments of all NSW Government schools, TAFE colleges and campuses, and Office of Communities facilities and venues in bush fire prone areas to determine the level of risk for bushfire. 

Department facilities located in bushfire prone areas plan and prepare for the bushfire season.  Our facilities monitor local conditions during the bushfire season, particularly when there is bushfire activity in the local area.

Facilities in bushfire prone areas at an increased risk

Department facilities that have been assessed at an increased risk are identified on a bushfire register. These facilities will have alternate arrangements in place if a catastrophic fire danger rating is issued for their location.  Information on alternate arrangements in the event of bushfire is available for parents and carers from your school, college or campus, or sport and recreation venue.

Please search for your school or site on the DEC bushfire register below:

Search for a NSW public school or site by NSW fire area

 
 

Fires Near Me NSW

NSW Rural Fire Service mobile apps providing information on bushfire incidents.

   

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Contact Details

Bushfire information line

Bushfire information line


You can also get information from your DEC school, TAFE or Sport & Recreation facility, local radio, TV and newspapers or by contacting your local fire station.

NSW DEC

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