We work closely with the Rural Fire Service to reduce the risk of fire to our community. We do this through asset protection zones, hazard reduction burns and maintaining fire trails.
Council is part of the Lower Hunter Bush Fire Management Committee, which produces the Lower Hunter Bush Fire Risk Management Plan to guide fire management activities.
Asset Protection Zones
- don't dump waste
- don't plant trees or shrubs
- don't store any sort of equipment or bulky items
- don't park vehicles within an Asset Protection Zone.
Use our online mapping portal
Find out more about bushfire zones in Port Stephens by visiting our mapping portal.
Hazard reduction burns
For more information, visit the NSW Rural Fire Service
A fire trail is a track identified for firefighters to access areas of dense bushland. They are used by emergency services to establish containment lines, monitor fuel loading and keep homes safe from fire threats.
For more information about fire trails, visit the visit NSW Rural Fire Service
The NSW Rural Fire Service provides current information on:
- major incidents and fires
- current Total Fire Bans
- advice on protecting your property
- building development.