Fire Ban NSW | Fire Danger Ratings

Looking for an app that provides total fire ban NSW information?

Find Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings in NSW and across Australia using the Fire Ban Checker app.

Fire Danger Ratings In NSW

Keep track of NSW Fire Bans and fire dangers. Know when a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) has been declared and what you can and can’t do during a fire ban.


Government Sourced Data

NSW Fire Ban and Fire Danger information comes directly from the NSW RFS.

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Search by Location

Search by current location, suburb or council.

Instant Results

View results via the interactive map or popup screen. Share results with family and friends.

Zoom in and out of any zone

The interactive map presents a visual representation of fire danger ratings for the current day. You can pinch to zoom in on a particular area. Press a coloured area and you will be shown the fire danger and fire ban rating for the day.

Easily search Fire Ban NSW details

Type in the first few letters and the Fire Ban Checker will automatically give you a list of results to choose from. 

E.g. Type in ‘Syd’ and Sydney fire ban will appear in the suggested.

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Add locations to your watch list

If you have multiple homes or would like to monitor areas where your loved ones live, you can add locations to a watch list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this app compete with the ‘Fires Near Me NSW’ app?

No, the Fire Ban Checker app compliments the Fires Near Me as well as other apps provided by the NSW RFS and other state fire authorities. It is not intended to be a replacement for any of these apps.

What are the Fire Ban NSW Rules?

Check out this post.

Where can I find bushfire prevention tips?

Check out this post.

Fire Danger Rating NSW

What are the fire areas for NSW?

There are 21 fire areas defined for NSW. Each area is comprised of Council areas, as mapped by the NSW RFS.

The Fire Ban Checker app allows you to search by Suburb, Council or Current Location, thus saving you the hassle of trying to determine your Fire Area.

NSW Fire AreaCouncils Affected
Far North CoastBallina; Byron; Clarence Valley; Kyogle; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed
North CoastBellingen; Coffs Harbour; Port Macquarie-Hastings; Kempsey; Nambucca; Mid-Coast
Greater HunterCessnock; Dungog; Lake Macquarie; Maitland; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Port Stephens; Singleton; Upper Hunter
Greater Sydney RegionThe Hills; Blacktown; Blue Mountains; Burwood; Camden; Campbelltown; Canada Bay; Fairfield; Hawkesbury; Hornsby; Hunters Hill; Kogarah; Ku-ring-gai; Lane Cove; Liverpool; Mosman; North Sydney; Parramatta; Penrith; Randwick; Ryde; Strathfield; Sutherland; Sydney; Waverley; Willoughby; Woollahra; Bayside; Canterbury-Bankstown; Central Coast; Cumberland; Georges River; Inner West; Northern Beaches
Illawarra/ShoalhavenKiama; Shellharbour; Shoalhaven; Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; Wollongong
Far South CoastBega Valley; Eurobodalla
Monaro AlpineSnowy Monaro
Southern RangesGoulburn Mulwaree; Upper Lachlan; Yass Valley; Queanbeyan-Palerang
Central RangesBathurst; Blayney; Cabonne; Cowra; Lithgow; Mid-Western; Oberon; Orange
New EnglandGlen Innes Severn; Tenterfield; Uralla; Walcha; Armidale
Northern SlopesGunnedah; Gwydir; Inverell; Liverpool Plains; Tamworth
North WesternMoree Plains; Narrabri; Walgett; Warrumbungle
Upper Central West PlainsBogan; Coonamble; Gilgandra; Warren
Lower Central West PlainsBland; Forbes; Lachlan; Narromine; Parkes; Temora; Weddin; Dubbo
Southern SlopesCootamundra-Gundagai; Hilltops; Snowy Valleys
Eastern RiverinaAlbury; Coolamon; Greater Hume; Junee; Lockhart; Wagga Wagga
Southern RiverinaBerrigan; Edward River; Federation; Murray River; Southern parts of Murrumbidgee
Northern RiverinaCarrathool; Griffith; Hay; Leeton; Narrandera; Northern parts of Murrumbidgee
South WesternBalranald; Wentworth
Far WesternBourke; Brewarrina; Broken Hill; Central Darling; Cobar
© State of New South Wales (NSW Rural Fire Service). For current information go to

What people are saying

We believe our app is the simplest way to find fire danger ratings and fire bans across Australia. Don’t just take our word for it though, see what everyone else is saying!

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With Summer and the bushfire season upon us, I feel 100% prepared with this app. Easy to use with a user friendly interface and accurate and up to date data meaning I can monitor the places, that myself and my love ones frequent, I’m sold!

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Great app, very helpful for finding Fire Ban NSW details. A lot of save settings and customisation options.

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Very clear and simple – this app is perfect and a must download for all Aussies. Thank you for making it possible to check my area as well as my loved ones to make sure we stay safe all year around!

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