BREAKING: Total Fire Ban declared

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Bega Valley Shire for Friday 17 January, 2014 due to forecast hot and dry conditions.

The Total Fire Ban will commence at midnight tonight and remain in place until midnight 17 January


The Total Fire Ban includes the 

Far South Coast – Bega Valley Shire and Eurobodalla.

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised these areas will have a Very High Fire Danger Rating.

On a day of Total Fire Ban, there is a ban on any fires out in the open. People should report any

unattended fires to Triple Zero.

A gas or electric barbeque is allowed, but only if:

It is on a residential property within 20 metres of the house or dwelling

It is in a picnic area and approved by Council, National Parks or State Forest

It is under the direct control of a responsible adult

The ground around the barbecue is cleared for 2 metres of all material that can burn

You have an immediate and continuous supply of water available.

For full details on Total Fire Ban rules and a map of current Total Fire Bans: