With a lot of bushland on the Northern Beaches, we must always be prepared for bushfires. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and NSW Fire & Rescue provide rural fire protection and emergency response. You can keep track of an unfolding bushfire emergency using the resources below.

To report an emergency

  • Call Triple Zero (000).
  • If you’re deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment, call 106.

Fire activity and location updates

Information hotlines

  • NSW Bush Fire Information Line
    1800 679 737
  • NSW Public Information and Inquiry Centre
    1800 227 228

Get in touch with fire services

NSW Rural Fire Service

Responds to all types of fire suppression and bush fire mitigation within rural fire districts. The service undertakes community education programs and hazard reduction burning to minimise bushfires.

  • Emergency - Triple Zero 000
  • General information - 9450 3000

Fire & Rescue NSW

Responsible for preventing and extinguishing urban fires, with additional roles in rescue, land-based and inland waterway hazardous material incidents overhaul.

  • Emergency - Triple Zero 000
  • General information - 9265 2999


Go to our Bushfire pages for more information on bushfire survival planning and management plans.