The gazetted bush fire season commenced on 1 October 2021 and runs until 31 March 2022

Generally, fire permits will only be issued for a 24 hour period to dispose of dead livestock, however, you can apply for a permit with an exemption should the situation be urgent. Apply via our permit page.

  If you see smoke or fire diaI 000 immediately.

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On Saturday 19 September our brigade will be holding an information day as a part of the RFS Get Ready Weekend (19 & 20 September). From 11.00am till 2.00pm  you are invited to visit our Fire Shed, inspect our fire trucks and facilities, meet our members and discuss your fire plan – we will have free Bush Fire Plan preparation kits, information on livestock and pet protection, learn about your bush fire risk and join us for a tea or coffee (gold coin donation is appreciated).

The month of April usually means things start to get a bit quieter for RFS crews, but April 2018 was certainly different.

Briefly - here's how our month went.

Sat 07.04:   Joadja HR . Brett ,Terry and Kellie spent the day lighting up control lines and then putting out spot fires

Sun 08.04:  Joadja HR . Mark, Claudia, Mary and Greg spent the day doing the same as above

Sat 14.04:   Joadja HR.  Brett and Matt  spent the day blacking out and patrolling sectors of the fireground

Our award-winning Women's Bush Fire Training event will be staged on Saturday 21st September 2019 – especially designed for the women of our community that need assistance with their Bush Fire Survival Plan and preparation of their property. Theory and practical fire drills are designed to enable you to cope with potential bush fire threats. Talks and instruction from experienced RFS members will take you through step-by-step bush fire training. We simulate real bush fire conditions, smoke, fire and emergency situations. You will learn to operate a fire fighting pump, use hoses, extinguishing a fire without water, how to dress and how to make a decision under duress. Will you cope?  Positions are limited to 12 people, with four people confirmed already. You don't have to be a member of the local community to attend - people from outside the area are welcome to participate. Its an all-day event and we provide a bbq lunch. Enquiries and bookings: Contact: Frances at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the contact link on our web site. 


On the evening of Saturday 15 September 2018, long-time member of the Canyonleigh Brigade Charlotte Stahl thought her catering duties were required following the Brigade’s all-day training event.  As usual, Charlotte and husband Ron (a Life Member of the Brigade himself) went about setting up tables, BBQ, plates and getting food ready for the hungry brigade members.

At approximately 12.30pm on Saturday 23rd September 2017 the Canyonleigh Brigade received notice that a fire had broken out on a property located on Inverary Road Paddy’s River, approximately 500 metres west of the Hume Motorway. Fire conditions on the day were Severe with a Total Fire Ban in place. The temperature was in the high 20s and a very strong wind was blowing from the west and north west.

The Canyonleigh brigade was the first brigade on the scene with our Senior Deputy Captain in charge with a crew of two in the Cat 1 fire truck.  The brigade’s second truck, a Cat 7, with a crew of two, including the captain arrived 15 minutes later. Two other brigade members arrived at the site by private vehicle.

Bush fires are a natural part of the Australian environment and occur regularly, but many people fail to prepare for them. When threatened by bush fires, people will often leave it too late to make critical decisions and often have few safe options left.

The following links take you to pages on the NSW Rural Fire Service website that provide important information that will greatly enhance the likelyhood of the survial of your family, friends and yourself in the event of a bushfire.  That's why you need to PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE.  Click on the buttons below to find out more!

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