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Emergency information

In an emergency:

  • Phone 000 (triple zero)
  • On mobile phones, phone 112
  • People with hearing or speech impairment, phone 106

For information about bushfires

If  you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact the RFS through the National Relay Service

  • TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 679 737
  • To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is the fire authority and should be your first point of contact for information.

Evacuation centres

For latest advice about bushfire evacuation centres:

In a major emergency the relevant lead agency (eg, RFS, SES) has authority to order an evacuation. Council's role is to assist the lead agency as required.

  • If a decision is made to evacuate, the lead agency will issue relevant messages.
  • Messages will include information about evacuation methods, timing and centre locations.
  • Evacuation centres are not nominated prior to an emergency. From potential sites across the shire, the lead agency will determine evacuation centres suitable for the emergency situation.

Open evacuation centres

Last updated: 24 January 2020 10.40am

  • Narooma Leisure Centre
    • Bluewater Drive, Narooma
  • Moruya Basketball Stadium
    • Albert Street, Moruya (inside Moruya Showground)
    • Pets are welcome at the evacuation centre.
  • Moruya Showground is open for horses and large animals suitable for housing in showground/saleyard pens. Owners have access to water, toilets and showers and are required to feed, water and supervise their animals. Local Lands Services provide support.
    • Albert Street, Moruya NSW 2537
  • Landholders needing animal welfare help should call Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline 1800 814 647.

Recovery centre

Eurobodalla evacuation centres opened in response to the New Years fires have now closed. The Eurobodalla Recovery Centre is now open at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club.

For disaster assistance

Current local road closures

Araulen Road between Yarragee Road and Araluen

  • Closed until further notice due to unsafe conditions.
  • Residents permitted.
  • Last updated: 20 Jan 2020

Local roads in Eurobodalla

  • Various roads are closed where there is still active fire and/or to allow back burning operations.
  • Residents permitted.
  • Last updated: 20 Jan 2020

Kings Highway is now open. For information on highway closures visit Live Traffic

For bushfire information visit the RFS website

Reporting hazards

To report concerns about local roads, waterways, bridges, sports fields or other related matters, please phone:

  • Moruya Depot: 4474 1391
  • after hours: 1800 755 760

To report a concern about the Princes Highway or the Kings Highway, phone the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS):

  • Roads and Maritime Services: 131 700

If you are travelling outside the area, you can check traffic hazard updates at NSW Live Traffic.

Shark sightings

  • To report a shark sighting or attack please phone the local NSW Police on 4472 0099.

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