Be alert – extreme fire risk in Queensland and New South Wales

11 November 2019

Your safety and the safety of people we support are our absolute priority.

Over the weekend tragically more than 150 homes were destroyed, and lives lost in New South Wales. Our thoughts are with all of the families and people affected.

With a State of Fire Emergency declared in Queensland and conditions set to worsen to catastrophic levels tomorrow in New South Wales – Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter regions, Shoalhaven and Illawarra – we urge everyone in the areas of risk to exercise extreme caution and safety over the coming days.

If you live in Queensland, please keep track of updates from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Prepare to evacuate notices have been activated in multiple areas which you can access here.

If you live in New South Wales, please keep track of updates from the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Your and your loved one’s safety is an absolute priority. Call 000 if any lives are in danger – do not delay.

TTY users, call: 106 – emergency calls    1800 555 727 and ask for triple zero (000) – emergency calls

You can also keep up to date on information through NSW and QLD Twitter accounts, where live updates are being shared.