NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW Rural Fire Service


Bega Valley Fire Control Centre (02) 6494 7400

Each year there is an annual open day at the fire shed. See ‘What’s On’ for more details.

Bush fire survival plan

Bush fire survival plan

This bush fire season is predicted to be one of the worst in years. If you live anywhere close to bushland, you really should prepare a Bush Fire Survival Plan, complete it with your family and MAKE SURE that EVERYONE knows what to do.

KEEP your bush fire survival plan where you can find it in an emergency.

You can download a plan from the RFS by visiting its website at http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

ALSO, the NSW Rural Fire Service website contains a Bush Fire Household Risk Assessment Tool that yu can download and use to help you assess your household’s level of risk from a bush fire and make informed decisions about the safety of your household.

OR you can call the RFS on 1800 679 737

Know the bush fire alert levels

Know the bush fire alert levels


New ALERT Level This is what is means, and this is what you should do:
ADVICE Bush Fire in your area. Stay up to date with the situation. Fires can move fast.
WATCH AND ACT If a fire is approaching, start to put your Bush Fire Survival Plan into action.
EMERGENCY WARNING A bush fire is about to impact. Any delay now puts your life at risk.

With the bush fire season now upon us, the NSW Rural Fire Service has also prepared a number of documents containing IMPORTANT advice:

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The Nethercote Bush Fire Brigade is in the Bega Valley region of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

The Nethercote Rural Fire Brigade meets in the fire shed located besid ethe Community Hall at 6.00 PM on the fourth Monday of each month. It also meets at the fire shed for daylight training at 10.00 AM on the 4th Sunday of most months.

Notice of meeting is iven by placing large and obvious billboards at the Community Hall and also on Nethercote Road as you approach Nethercote from the Eden direction.

For more information contact:

  • Simon Green (Captain) on )02) 64957247 OR
  • Ray Robson (one of the Deputy Captains) on (02) 64957742


Here are some images of our local firies at work.