Emergencies can arise at any time, so it is important to take simple steps to protect yourself, your family, pets and property during a natural disaster or local emergency.
With information provided by NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service, stay up to date about local emergencies on Hazards Near Me. The app shows information provided from emergency services on:
To download on your phone, search for ‘Hazards Near Me NSW’ in your app store.
For more information, visit Hazards Near Me app.
Living close to beautiful bushland is part of Lake Macquarie’s charm, but it’s not without risk.
Homes close to bushland, or even a few streets back in residential areas, can be vulnerable to fire.
Fire season begins on 1 October each year, and it's important to be prepared.
Download the RFS bush fire survival plan guide and have the conversation with your family today.
Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.
There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.
If there is a planned burn in your area, be sure to prepare your property:
Check for upcoming hazard reductions and planned burns in your area. Visit Hazard Reductions - NSW Rural Fire Service for the latest information.
Collarena HR, Burwood Road Whitebridge(PDF, 246KB) - Thursday 28 September 2023 between 9am and 5pm