Emergency Support Information

If you want to prepare for disasters, have experienced a disaster or are recovering from a disaster, there are a host of useful emergency management resources that can help.

Bushfire Planning

The Rural Fire Service website is regularly updated to reflect current warnings. Click here to see Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map, which includes Narrabri Shire.

October 1 is the official start to the Bushfire season. Council encourages all residents in Narrabri Shire to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan.

Ask yourself these questions:

Do you live within a few streets of the bush?
Does your area have a history of bush fires?
Do you have many trees or shrubs around your home?
If you need to leave your home, would you need to travel through bushland?
Is your Bush Fire Survival Plan more than one year old?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a Bush Fire Survival Plan. Don't put it off.

To help you to prepare your property prior to the bush fire season, including application forms to conduct a hazard reduction burn and other information which will help residents in their preparation, see Bushfire Planning in the Planning and Development section of this website.

Disaster Recovery and Assistance

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

Essential Energy

Essential Energy is a NSW Government-owned corporation, with responsibility for building, operating and maintaining Australia's largest electricity network - delivering essential network services to more than 800,000 homes and businesses across 95 per cent of NSW and parts of southern Queensland.

Visit Essential Energy or phone 13 20 80 for outages, asset damage, streetlights and connections.

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Health NSW

The New South Wales Ministry of Health, branded NSW Health, is a ministerial department of the New South Wales Government. NSW Health supports the executive and statutory roles of the Minister for Health, the Minister for Regional Health, and the Minister for Mental Health.

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Livestock and Animals

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) provide assistance to landholders and communities with animal welfare related issues including:

  • Emergency fodder
  • Emergency stock water (where there is an immediate animal welfare concern)
  • Animal assessment and veterinary assistance
  • Stock euthanasia and burial
  • Livestock feeding and management advice
  • Care of animals including pets and companion animals in evacuation centres

For emergency assistance call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.

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Legal Support and Assistance - Legal Aid Disaster Response Service

The Disaster Response Legal Service provides free legal help for disaster affected community members in NSW with legal issues like:

  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Housing and rental problems including caravan parks
  • Credit, debt, fines and financial hardship
  • Employment - unfair dismissals, entitlements
  • Domestic violence
  • Other legal problems related to disasters

Anyone affected by a disaster can get free help by contacting the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW helpline on 1800 801 529 (9am to 5pm weekdays).

Further information and links are on the Disaster Response Legal Service website-Legal Aid NSW Disaster Response Legal Service.

Police Departments in Narrabri Shire


State Emergency Services (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. The SES is a volunteer-based organisation that provides emergency assistance to the people of NSW 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Requests for assistance can be made by calling the NSW SES on 132 500.

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