NSW Government NSW Rural Fire Service Fire and Rescue NSW

Safer Locations Suggestions

You should identify one or more safer locations as part of your Bush Fire Survival Plan. These locations should be well away from the bush.

These might include:

  • A friend, family members or neighbours property that is well prepared
  • Local shopping centre or central business district
  • Local sporting field/oval
  • Recreation area, such as a local park
  • Nearby community facility, such as a library or community centre
  • Registered Club or licensed establishment
  • Beach

You should also know how to get there, as well as alternate routes in case the road is blocked or too dangerous to drive on.

If you have elected to go to a friend, family members or neighbours home, ensure they are aware of this and contact them prior to heading off.

You should be aware of any Neighbourhood Safer Places in your area, and note them in your Bush Fire Survival Plan before a bush fire occurs.

Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency. They are only to be used when all other options in your Bush Fire Survival Plan cannot be put into action safely.