Fire permits
Updated 8 April 2019

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Fire permits required from 17 August 2018

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) advises that the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period in the Lower North Coast Zone begins on the 17th August 2018.

From midnight on Thursday 16 August 2018 fire permits will be required for Rural Fire Brigade areas within the Nambucca and Kempsey Local Government Areas. The Bush Fire Danger Period, which usually ends on March 31, had been extended this year to April 30 2019 due to weather conditions in the Lower North Coast area.

To obtain a permit you can contact your local permit issuing officer or phone the Lower North Coast Rural Fire Service Officce on 6563 7100

Information can be found at  or by contacting 6563 7100

Prepare for the Bush Fire Danger Period

With the start of the Bush Fire Danger Period we are encouraging our residents to:

  • Clear around their home - mow the lawns, rake up leaves and clean out gutters
  • Create or review their Bush Fire Survival Plan
  • Know your Bush Fire Danger Rating every day
  • Know how you are going to get information before and during a bush fire emergency.

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