Hazard reduction smoke possible in coming weeks

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is working alongside the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to undertake strategic hazard reduction burning for the next few weeks across the state to reduce the risk from bushfire during the summer months.

Park Air 3 working on the Woronora SFAZ Hazard Reduction burn in Heathcote National Park

While every effort is made to manage the smoke and safety of these burns, sometimes it is difficult to predict where the smoke will spread and how it may affect surrounding areas.

Stay informed

Check for hazard reductions near you or download the RFS "Fires Near Me" app.

If you are planning on visiting a national park please check Alerts for NSW National Parks for the latest fire advice, park closures and safety alerts.

Smoke and your health

  • People with asthma or those susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to stay indoors, close windows and doors and follow their health plan.
  • People with known health conditions should sign up to get air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS.
  • For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website.

The work undertaken now will help protect people and properties into the future.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience while this important work is carried out.