Fire emergency information and water restrictions

Be informed and stay safe

As the fire emergency continues within the mid north coast region and elsewhere in New South Wales, it's important to receive the very latest information. Your best sources of authorised information are:

Current Fires

Online - For information about current bushfire threats visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) site: Fires Near Me NSW

Mobile app: Fires Near Me NSW

Phone - Call the RFS Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit

Radio - ABC Mid North Coast 95.5 FM

Fire bans & rules

Watch for the latest fire bans on the RFS site and understand the fire ban rules.


For road closures and hazards, visit the Live Traffic NSW website or download the app Live Traffic NSW

Parks & forests

Before visiting any national park, forest or reserve this summer, check these two sites for closures, alerts and fire bans: NSW National Parks/alerts and Forestry Corp

Severe water restrictions in force

Severe (Level 4) water restrictions are now in place for most of the MidCoast Council region from Monday 25 Nov 2019, banning all outdoor water use and restricting business water use.

All our region's water supplies are at Level 4 restrictions except for the Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens area, which remains at Level 3 (Very High) restrictions (due to the aquifer used for their supply).

Accommodation providers are requested to share details of the water restrictions with their guests.

Read full details of all water restrictions at