The official New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) app for emergency warnings and incident information. This app provides information on incidents across NSW attended by the NSW RFS and other agencies.

Do you have a bush fire survival plan? Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire, you could save their lives, as well as your home (

The NSW RFS recommends users of the app do not rely solely on the information provided in the app, and utilise other communications channels such as the public website (, the information line (1800 679 737) and the media.

What's New

Version 3.1.0

- Accessibility improvements
- Other bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
61 Ratings
61 Ratings
Mountaindale ,

Current version disappointing

Since the new version of the app it is no longer necessary to input your location BUT you can’t input any location.

Since becoming aware of the app I estimate equal usage putting in other locations and having a list of fires based on that distance from there. This has been helpful if I am considering traveling as I could access details of fires where I am traveling to or areas I am traveling through. It was also helpful to assist friends who may not have access to the app themselves.

In future versions would you also include the notification date and time for each fire to assist with activation of Get Ready plans.

Anna..P ,

Great app

Love the app but would love to have the ability back to look up a location other than where I am. I’ve found this very helpful in the past when traveling & deciding which way to go & also talking to friends & relatives who are driving & needing to make a decision but can’t look it up themselves because they’re driving.

I would also love in this app or another to be able to look up the fire bans & fire danger levels for different areas.

Word,words,words,yeh ,


Very disappointed. Hardly ever updated. I am sitting in smoke, hills all disappeared in smoke, i smell smoke, yet NOTHING on this site within 88km of it says!!
Also......I know it is called Fires Near Me, but to be able to put in place I want to travel to would be good. Also to put in HOME so I can see what is goingon at home if away.......then again, why bother it is never up to date. Last year IN a fire on radio & TV here, it was woefully "updated" !!!!! Hours ago each time I looked. ....when I NEEDED to know more. Police evacuated us & this site gave no idea it was so close to us. USELESS really.


NSW Rural Fire Service
29.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© State of New South Wales through the NSW Rural Fire Service 2017


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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