A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the below areas in NSW for Tuesday 24th September
due to forecast hot and windy conditions.
The Total Fire Ban will commence at midnight tonight and remain in place until midnight
Tuesday 24th September.
The Total Fire Ban covers the following Councils:
• Greater Sydney Region – All Sydney Metro Councils, Blue Mountains, Gosford,
• Greater Hunter – Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle,
Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter
• North Coast – Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Kempsey,
Nambucca, Port Macquarie Hastings
• Far North Coast – Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley,
• New England – Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Guyra, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha
• Northern Slopes – Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Tamworth Regional
• North Western – Moree Plains, Narrabri, Walgett, Warrumbungle
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that Greater Hunter, North Coast, Far North Coast, New
England and Northern Slopes areas will have a ‘Severe’ Fire Danger Rating.
Greater Sydney Region and North Western Areas will have ‘Very High’ Fire Danger Rating
On a day of Total Fire Ban, there is a ban on any fires out in the open. People should report
any unattended fires to Triple Zero.
A gas or electric barbeque is allowed, but only if:
• It is on a residential property within 20 metres of the house or dwelling
• It is in a picnic area and approved by Council, National Parks or State Forest
• It is under the direct control of a responsible adult
• The ground around the barbecue is cleared for 2 metres of all material that can burn
• You have an immediate and continuous supply of water available.
For full details on Total Fire Ban rules and a map of current Total Fire Bans: