Council is a member of the Lower Hunter Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC), which consists of representatives of land management and emergency service organisations within the region.
This committee is responsible for developing and coordinating fire management strategies for the whole of the Port Stephens Local Government Area. One of the primary roles of the BFMC is to produce a Lower Hunter Bush Fire Risk Management Plan to guide fire management activities within this area.
The Lower Hunter Bush Fire Risk Management Plan can be found on the Rural Fire Service website.
Information relating to bushfires
The NSW Rural Fire Service provides current information regarding:
- current Major Incident activity;
- current Total Fire Bans;
- advice on protecting your property and other fire related safety information; and
- building Development.
For more information, call the Rural Fire Service Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
For information about current Bushfire threats visit the Fires near me website at http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me or download the Fires near me mobile app.