Please visit this page regularly to ensure that you have knowledge of the current designated Neighbourhood Safer Places near you. It is important to understand that locations are added and removed from this list by municipal councils from time to time.
Please ensure you read the important information below before you search for Neighbourhood Safer Places.
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Neighbourhood Safer Places are not designed to replace a personal bushfire survival plan. CFA advises that everyone should have a written Bushfire Survival Plan.
Neighbourhood Safer Places are municipal council designated buildings or spaces within the community that may afford some protection from radiant heat, the biggest killer during bushfire.
They are a place of last resort in bushfire emergencies only. They are a last resort shelter that may assist people when there is imminent threat of bushfire and they have no plan, or their planned options are not possible.
They are not locations to relocate to when leaving early. On days when there is advice to leave early people should relocate well away to an area of lower risk either the night before or early in the morning.
The degree of safety afforded by Neighbourhood Safer Places will depend on a number of factors, including the intensity of the bushfire.
Please be aware of the following risks associated with Neighbourhood Safer Places:
For more information on Neighbourhood Safer Places, please read these Questions and Answers.
See also Neighbourhood Safer Places in New South Wales on the NSW Rural Fire Service website
See also Bushfire Safer Places on the S.A. Country Fire Service website