Total Fire Ban In Place Today Across Sydney

Severe fire risk

Total Fire Ban In Place Today Across Sydney

A total fire ban is in place in Sydney today, with strong winds adding an additional fire risk after a very dry winter.

In fact, it has been the driest start to a year since 1965, with 100 per cent of NSW also deemed to be experiencing drought.

TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED FOR SYDNEY, ILLAWARRA AND HUNTER - Conditions are deteriorating, with stronger winds than originally forecast. A total fire ban is now in force for Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas until midnight tonight.


The greater Sydney region has been deemed a 'severe' fire risk, with the following council areas adhering to the ban:

  • The Hills;
  • Blacktown;
  • Blue Mountains;
  • Burwood;
  • Camden;
  • Campbelltown;
  • Canada Bay;
  • Fairfield;
  • Hawkesbury;
  • Hornsby;
  • Hunters Hill;
  • Kogarah;
  • Ku-ring-gai;
  • Lane Cove;
  • Liverpool;
  • Mosman;
  • North Sydney;
  • Parramatta;
  • Penrith;
  • Randwick;
  • Ryde;
  • Strathfield;
  • Sutherland;
  • Sydney;
  • Waverley;
  • Willoughby;
  • Woollahra;
  • Bayside;
  • Canterbury-Bankstown;
  • Central Coast;
  • Cumberland;
  • Georges River;
  • Inner West;
  • Northern Beaches

This comes as broader NSW faces a substantial bush fire risk.

There is currently an out-of-control bushfire burning near Ulladulla, with some residents told it is too late to leave.