Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) are places of last resort for people in bushfire emergencies only.
A list of Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) for the entire state can be found on the RFS website. The sites within the Wingecarribee Shire can be found here.
A NSP is an identified building or space within the community that can provide a higher level of protection from the immediate life threatening effects of a bushfire. NSP still entail some risk, both in moving to them and while sheltering in them and cannot be considered completely safe. They should be considered as a place of last resort.
The following limitations apply to NSPs:
- They may not provide shelter from the elements, particularly flying embers,
- When using NSP do not expect emergency services to be present,
- NSP do not provide meals, amenity or cater for special needs (eg: for infants, the elderly or special needs),
- Disaster Victim Registration should not occur at NSP; and
- NSP do not cater for pets.