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Rural Fire Service

Call 1800 679 737 or go to: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for Fire Information
Lead agency for preparing and protecting rural communities from bushfires.

Rural Fire Services – 000

Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service  
Phone: 9997 3795

Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service  
Phone: 9979 1612

RFS Headquarters Terrey Hills  
Phone: 9450 3000

Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  
Phone: 9999 4404

Mackerel Beach Rural Fire Service  
Phone: 9974 1162

SES Warringah / Pittwater

Volunteer Service 
Phone: 9486 3399

Broken Bay Water Police

2a McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point 2105 
Phone: 02 9910 7899 
Boat Mobile: 0412 162 093

Energy Aust. Emergency Service

Phone: 13 13 88
Phone: 131 909 (ah)

Marine Rescue Broken Bay

Weekend 02 9999 3554
 or 02 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16 - 27MHz
Radio Channel: 86 or 88
9281 0000

Mona Vale Hospital

Phone: 02 9998 0288 (Emergency)
Phone: 02 9998 0333 (General)
Website: http://www.nscchealth.nsw.gov.au

NSW Maritime

(Fri 8.30-4.30 & Sat 8.30-12.30)
Quays Marina, 1856 Pittwater Road, Bayview 2105  
Phone: 02 9979 8055 

Hornsby (Mon-Fri) 
Phone: 02 9477 6600 

Info Line 13 12 56

Police Assistance Line & Information

Phone: 13 1444

Poisons Information Line – 13 11 26

Pollution Reporting Hotline – 131 555

Sydney Water 13 20 90


Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.

They are to be used when all other options in your bush fire survival plan can't be put into action safely. You should be aware of any Neighbourhood Safer Places in your area, and note them in your bush fire survival plan before a bush fire occurs. You should also know how to get there, as well as alternate routes in case the road is blocked or too dangerous to drive on.

A Neighbourhood Safer Place is designed as a Place of Last Resort in bush fire emergencies only. Please note that travelling to or sheltering at a Neighbourhood Safer Place does not guarantee your safety.


  • Your safest option will always be to leave early.
  • People with special needs, such as the elderly and people with a disability, should always leave before the threat of bush fire.
  • If it is unsafe to leave the area or stay and defend your property, and the path is clear, you should move to your pre-identified Neighbourhood Safer Place, or other safer location, prior to the impact of a bush fire.
  • Be aware that when you are travelling to your Neighbourhood Safer Place there may be heavy smoke and poor visibility.
  • It is important that you are familiar with the area. Gather at the Neighbourhood Safer Place location and remain there until the bush fire threat has passed.
  • The conditions at the Neighbourhood Safer Place may be uncomfortable and you may be affected by heat, smoke and embers.
  • Water, toilets and food may not be available at the Neighbourhood Safer Place and emergency service personnel may not be present.

Neighbourhood Safer Places

  • Lakeside ParkOpen Space, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
  • North Narrabeen Reserve Car Park (Pittwater Rugby Park), Open Space: 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
  • Nelson Heather Centre, Building: 4 Jacksons Road, Warriewood
  • Pittwater Rugby Park, Building:1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
  • Apex Park, Open Space: Surfview Road, Mona Vale
  • Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre,Building: Namona Street, Mona Vale
  • Mona Vale Golf Club, Building: Golf Avenue, Mona Vale
  • Pittwater RSL, Building: 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
  • Kitchener Park Sports Centre, Building: 1610 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
  • Mona Vale Headland Reserve, Open Space: Coronation Street, Mona Vale
  • Mona Vale Memorial Hall, Building:1606 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
  • Pittwater Place, Building:10 Park Street, Mona Vale
  • Kitchener Park, Open Space:1610 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
  • Winnererremy Bay Park, Open Space:Mona Street, Mona Vale
  • Bayview Golf Club, Building:1825 Pittwater Road, Bayview
  • Bayview Park, Open Space: Pittwater Road (adjacent to Boat Ramp), Bayview
  • Church Point Reserve (Thomas Stephens Reserve) Carpark, Open Space: McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point
  • Newport Arms Hotel, Building: Kalinya Street, Newport
  • Newport Park, Open Space: Bishop Street, Newport
  • Newport Community Centre, Building:11 - 13 The Boulevarde, Newport
  • Newport Beach Surf Club, Building:394 Barrenjoey Road, Newport
  • Dearin Reserve, Open Space: Cnr Kalinya Street and Gladstone Street, Newport
  • Newport Beach Reserve, Open Space: Barrenjoey Road, Newport Beach

Beyond the Bends:

  • Dunbar Park Reserve, Open Space: Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach
  • Avalon Beach Reserve, Open Space: Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach
  • Whale Beach Surf Club, Building:Surf Road, Whale Beach
  • Lucinda Park, Open Space: Iluka Road, Palm Beach (opposite Nabilla Road)
  • North Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Building:Governor Phillip Park, off Beach Road, Palm Beach

South and West of Pittwater:

  • Clontarf Reserve, Open Space: Sandy Bay, Clontarf
  • Manly Beach - South Steyne, Open Space: South Steyne, Manly
  • Balgowlah Oval, Open SpaceSydney Road, Balgowlah
  • Manly West Park, Open Space: Quirk Road, Manly West
  • Little Manly Beach, Open Space: Stuart Street, Little Manly
  • North Balgowlah Community Centre, Building:Corner of Bardoo Avenue and Wonga Street, North Balgowlah
  • Forestville Memorial Hall, Building:Cnr of Warringah Road and Starkey Street, Forestville
  • Abbot Road Fields, Open Space: Abbot Road, North Curl Curl
  • Brookvale Park, Open Space:Federal Parade, Brookvale
  • Beverley Job Reserve, Open Space: McIntosh Road, Naraweena
  • Patanga Reserve, Open Space: Patanga Road, Frenchs Forest
  • Bambara Reserve (Belrose Oval) & Belrose Community Centre, Open Space: Forest Way (near Bambara Road), Belrose
  • Lionel Watts Oval, Open Space: Blackbutts Road, Forestville
  • Cromer Park, Open Space:South Creek Road, Cromer
  • St Mathews Farm Reserve, Open Space: Grover Avenue, North Cromer
  • Vic Huxley Oval (Collaroy Plateau Oval), Open Space: Blandford Street, Collaroy Plateau
  • Kurara Reserve, Open Space: Kurara Close, Terrey Hills
  • Woolgoolga Reserve, Open Space: Woolgoolga Street, North Balgowlah
  • The Greenway Reserve, Open Space:The Greenway, Duffys Forest
  • Allambie Heights School - Community Centre, Building:165 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights
  • Belrose Public School, Open Space: Cotentin Road, Belrose
  • Cooleena Reserve, Open Space: 28-30 Cooleena Road, Elanora Heights
  • Frank Beckman Reserve, Open Space:Yulong Avenue, Terrey Hills
  • Killarney Heights Oval, Open Space: Starkey Street and Melwood Avenue, Forestville
  • Millers Reserve, Open Space: Campbell Parade, Manly Vale
  • Passmore Reserve, Open Space: Campbell Parade, Manly Vale
  • Truman Reserve, Open Space: Corner of Macquarie Street and Toronto Avenue, Cromer
  • Terrigal Reserve, Open Space: Terrigal Road, Terry Hills

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