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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 on bush fires

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

For information about fire danger levels, total fire bans and bush fire survival plans visit the RFS website.

For information about bush fires:

  • check the RFS Fires Near Me page for current incidents
  • listen to local radio such as ABC South East on 103.5 FM or 810 AM
  • check social media such as NSW RFS Facebook and NSW RFS Twitter
  • phone the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737
  • 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.

Evacuation information

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.

Current road closures

All roads north of Kings Highway in Eurobodalla Shire

  • Closed until further notice
  • Last updated: 09 Dec 2019

Currowan Forest is closed to allow for emergency back burning operations.

For information on the Currowan bush fire visit the RFS website

Araulen Road from Moruya to Braidwood

  • Closed until further notice
  • Last updated: 09 Dec 2019

For information on Highway closures visit Live Traffic website

Safety after heavy rainfall

  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood waters
  • After heavy rainfall, drive with extra caution because wet weather can change the surface conditions on many roads, especially unsealed roads
  • In adverse weather, always drive to the conditions
  • For emergency help during a storm or flood, phone the State Emergency Service on 132 500
  • For more information visit SES.

Reporting hazards

To report any 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.

Disaster assistance

Disaster assistance grants are available from the NSW Government to low income earners who do not have insurance. Grants can help you pay for essential household contents or structural repairs.

The grants are available at all times (not just when a natural disaster has been declared).

To find out more: