The Blue Mountains District of the Rural Fire Service encourages all people in fire prone areas to develop a Bush Fire Survival Plan.
The resident population for the Blue Mountains in 2006 was 73,084 people who lived in, or in the vicinity of, 27 towns and villages across the Mountains.
The Blue Mountains local government area covers 143,000 hectares of land in the Greater Sydney Region.
About 70 per cent of the area is incorporated into the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park, with approximately 11 per cent of the total land area in private ownership and available for human settlement.
On this page we provide a number of videos with Bush Fire Survival Information, together with a Bush Fire Survival Plan and a Bush Fire Household Assessment Tool.
For further information contact the Blue Mountains Team
See the below table for the designated NSP locations in your local government area. These NSP locations have been subject to a validation process and have been deemed acceptable as a place of last resort.
Please note that the NSW Rural Fire Service has not yet received NSP locations for all local government areas of NSW. In addition, some recommended NSP locations will require further investigation to confirm that they are suitable as place of shelter to be used as a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
The NSW Rural Fire Service will continue to update the NSP locations as new data is received and validated. You should return to this site regularly for updates on the progress of the NSP program and to find a NSP close to you.
Remember to complete your Bush Fire Survival Plan to ensure that you and your family are prepared and know what to do in the event of a bush fire. If there is a suitable NSP nearby your home, you should note it in you Bush Fire Survival Plan. However, the NSP should only be considered as a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
|Council Chambers and Car Park||Open Space||Station Street, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Melrose Park||Open Space||Camp and Albion Streets, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Pioneer Place Car Park||Open Space||Waratah Street, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Megalong Tea Rooms Car Park||Open Space||Megalong Road, Megalong Valley||Blue Mountains|
|Whitton Park||Open Space||More Street and Hare Street, Glenbrook||Blue Mountains|
|Portion of Leura Golf Course||Open Space||Intersection of Fitzroy Street and Chambers Road, Leura||Blue Mountains|
|Katoomba Public School Oval||Open Space||Waratah Street, Katoomba||Blue Mountains|
|Blackheath Oval||Open Space||Leichhardt Street, Blackheath||Blue Mountains|
|Mount Victoria Park||Open Space||Montgomery Street, Mount Victoria||Blue Mountains|
NSW RFS TVC about preparing your property for the oncoming fire season. Prepare. Act. Survive this fire season!
Every home must have a Bush Fire Survival Plan encompassing the decision to either "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend" to ensure that you are prepared and know what to do in the event of a bush fire.
Everyone's Bush Fire Survival Plan will be different and needs to reflect individuals situations and circumstances.
Remember once you have completed your plan you need to ensure your property is properly prepared regardless of your decision to "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend".
The Bush Fire Household Assessment Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service to help you to assess your household's level of risk from a bush fire and make informed decisions about the safety of your household.
The Fire Danger Rating warns of the level of bush fire threat on any given day, based on the forecast weather conditions. It is an early indicator of the potential danger, should a bush fire start.