For Tuesday 19 November 2019 the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a total fire ban for the greater Hunter region.

Total Fire Ban rules

  • A total fire ban means no fires out in the open. A total fire ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.
  • During a Total Fire Ban you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.
  • No general purpose hot works, such as welding or gas cutting can be done in the open.
  • You can use an electric barbeque for cooking as long as it is under the direct control of a responsible adult, who is present at all times while it is operating, and no combustible material is allowed within two metres at any time it is operating.
  • The NSW RFS strongly recommends you reconsider activities such as such using a tractor or slashing, to help reduce the chance of a fire starting on your property. Under certain conditions, the NSW RFS may issue a Cease Harvest request.

For more details on total fire ban rules visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website.

Reporting a fire emergency

To report a fire emergency call Triple Zero (000). If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment call 106.

For information on fires

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service

  • TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 679 737
  • To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106.
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