Bushfire Emergency Information

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If you see smoke and there's no fire truck or firefighters, call Triple Zero.

Bushfire Information Hotline

For accurate and up-to-date information about bushfires contact:

The Rural Fire Service Bushfire Information Hotline

Telephone: 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

Website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information

Do not call Wingecarribee Shire Council for bushfire information.

Follow your bushfire survival plan and remember leaving early is your safest option. 

Fires Near Me App

Download NSW Rural Fire Service's Fires Near Me NSW Mobile App for real time updates on Fires in the local area. 

Social Media Updates

Like NSW Rural Fire Service on Facebook

Like RFS Southern Highlands Team on Facebook

Follow NSW Rural Fire Service on Twitter

Like Wingecarribee Shire Council on Facebook

Emergency Contacts


In case of an emergency (fire, police, ambulance) dial: 000

Emergency for Hearing & Speech Impaired

In case of an emergency (fire, police, ambulance) dial: 106

People who are deaf or hearing impaired can call emergency services through the National Relay Service: TTY users dial 106.

NSW Rural Fire Service

In an emergency dial: 000

Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 679 737 

Website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare

NSW Police

Dial: 000

Website: www.police.nsw.gov.au

Ambulance Service of NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries (Animals)

The safety of your pets is your responsibility. 

Preparation advice: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/agriculture/emergency

To request emergency assistance dial Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 679 737

National Emergency Message Broadcaster

ABC Radio Illawarra: 97.3 FM

Listen Live: https://www.abc.net.au/listen/live/illawarra


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