Plan for an Emergency- Bushfire


To report a damaged bus shelter
Phone: 1800 501 402 (24 hour hotline)


To report a street light not working
Or to report fallen or damaged poles

Phone: 131 388
To report fallen power lines

Australian Red Cross

Disaster Preparedness

Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Drone Rules (Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA))
Information, resources, links and safety brochures
Can I Fly There? App

Community Justice Centres

To resolve neighbour disputes, such as noise, fencing, trees, dogs etc

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Report to the EPA (icon can be added to mobile’s home screen for easy access)
Report to EPA
Phone: 131 555
To report: littering from vehicles, illegal dumping, smoky vehicles, noisy exhaust.
Note: Report cigarette butts via NSW Rural Fire Service – see below
Public Registers, eg Pesticide Licences, Contaminated Land, Penalty Notices, etc.

Hornsby Shire Council

To report illegal dumping
To report loud noise 
To report water pollution

Ku-ring-gai Council

To report an abandoned shopping trolley
To report illegally dumped rubbish
To view offensive noise restrictions (incl ‘When noise should not be heard’)
Street sweeping (information, including mention of illegality of leaf-blowing into gutters)

Neighbourhood Watch within Ku-ring-gai & Hornsby

Our 20 Favourite Crime Prevention Tips concerning Fire Issues (pdf to download)

NSW Government – Health

Smoke-free commercial outdoor dining laws
Bushfire smoke Fact Sheet

NSW Government Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

What regulations apply to noisy construction?

NSW Government Department of Primary Industries

Where can I Hunt?

NSW Government – SafeWork NSW

Quad Bikes

NSW Fire & Rescue

BBQ Fire Safety
Community Fire Units (CFUs)

NSW Rural Fire Service

Bush Fire Safety
Community ‘FireWise’ Groups (CFGs)
Fires Near Me (Internet page)
Fires Near Me NSW – Android App
Fires Near Me NSW – Apple App
Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs)

Report a cigarette butt tosser – make an online report
Phone: 1800 679 737
To report a lit, or unlit cigarette butt thrown from a vehicle

School Security Unit (NSW)

Phone: 1300 880 021
To report any suspicious activity at a school during holiday periods and at weekends


Free APP that let’s you report issues to relevant authorities in Australia & New Zealand, such as illegal dumping, pavement issues, broken signage, vandalism, etc.

Sydney Forensic Cleaning

Fire Damage Restoration

Note: Neighbourhood Watch cannot endorse a product or service. We can simply bring items to your attention. You must do your own research.