Asset Protection Zones
Port Stephens Council monitor and maintain bush fire risk throughout the council area to ensure the safety of residents from the threat of bush fires. Find out more about council's Asset Protection Zones.
Backyard and open burning
Find out the restrictions relating to open burning in the Port Stephens Local Government Area.
Council plays a supporting role in the response to emergency events in Port Stephens. This support may include providing equipment and personnel to the lead agency coordinating the emergency response. But we all need to have some emergency preparedness.
Bushfire zone maps
View bushfire maps that ensure residential and other developments such as child care facilities, hospitals and aged care facilities are not unduly exposed to any major bushfire risk.
View all the information and regulations in regards to Fire Safety in Port Stephens.
Council maintain trails for fire appliances to access bushland to protect homes during bushfire incidents. Find out more about fire trails
Council undertakes hazard reduction burns with assistance from FRNSW and NSW RFS. These burns are done as per the Bushfire Risk Management Plan to target extreme risk areas identified.
Neighbourhood safe places
Neighbourhood Safe Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.