Latest Bushfire News

Bush Fire Danger Period

The Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for the Wingecarribee Shire began on the 1st October and runs till 31st March 2021, however it may vary due to local conditions.’

Hazard Reduction Burns Across NSW

Fire agencies will be taking advantage of any favourable weather conditions during Spring to conduct hazard reduction burns across the state, reducing fuel loads and helping to protect homes from bushfires.

A full list of scheduled hazard reduction burns is available at:

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Fires Near Me

The Fires Near Me NSW App has recently been updated. You need to check if you have the latest version of the App installed.

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Become Involved in Preparing and Protecting your Community

Join a Community Fire Unit

A Community Fire Unit (CFU) is a team of local residents living in urban areas close to bushland who are supported by Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to enhance their safety and resilience to bushfires.

As a volunteer CFU member you will learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your home ahead of the bushfire season. You will learn how to make informed decisions about whether to leave early or stay and defend your property when bushfires threaten.

Volunteer CFU members do not fight fires, nor are they firefighters. Being a CFU member is about preparation, prevention and protection from bushfires.

To find out more about joining click the link below:

Join the RFS as a Volunteer

There are many reasons to join the NSW RFS. You may want to protect your families, your friends, your home and assets, your community, and your way of life.

Volunteering also offers the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills that will not only assist you in your voluntary role but in day to day life and even your workplace. It is also an opportunity to meet people you wouldn't normally meet.

To join the NSW RFS as a volunteer click the link below:

Bushfire Bulletin

The Bushfire Bulletin is the official journal of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

This well-loved publication reports on all the activities of the NSW RFS volunteers and staff around the State – dwelling not only on the present functions, but also honouring the significant role the NSW RFS has played over the past 100 years to protect the community of NSW from bush fire.

The Bush Fire Bulletin is published quarterly and is available for download on the NSW RFS website.

Further Information

For up to date Bush Fire Information please go to the Rural Fire Service web site at or follow the RFS Southern Highlands Facebook Page for local information.