Assistance for bushfire affected communities

A number of community fundraisers are being organised through the Ku-ring-gai community.

If you are holding a fundraising event and would like to add it to this page, send an email to with the details.

Community fundraiser events

Sunday 12 January

Killara Public School P&C will be at Gordon Markets raising funds for the RFS.

The markets are in Wade Lane Car Park Gordon between 9am and 3pm.

For more details visit Killara Public School P&C Facebook page

Sunday 9 February

The Killara community are holding a ‘Bark Run’ at the Claude Cameron Grove dog park for families to raise funds for the Killara RFS brigade.

The event will have dog races, a sausage sizzle and a raffle and is on between 3.30pm and 6pm at the park.

For more details visit the 'Bark Run' Facebook page

Disaster recovery council coordination service

The NSW Government, the City of Sydney and the Sydney Resilience Office have launched a disaster recovery council coordination service to match Councils offering in-kind support to bushfire affected Councils in need. Ku-ring-gai Council is participating in this initiative.

Ku-ring-gai Council is also attending a summit of Sydney Councils on 13 January to assess what assistance can be given by metropolitan Councils to bushfire affected regions.

Registered bushfire charities

The following charities are assisting bushfire affected communities. Donations are tax deductible.

Click here for other information about donations to charities coordinating bushfire emergency relief.

RFS advice

In high risk areas on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating:

  • Activate your bushfire emergency plan.
  • For your survival, leaving early is the only option.
  • Leave bush fire prone areas the night before or early in the day – do not just wait and see what happens.
  • Make a decision about when you will leave, where you will go, how you will get there and when you will return.
  • Homes are not designed to withstand fires in catastrophic conditions so you should leave early.
  • People with special needs, such as the elderly and people with a disability, should always leave before the threat of bush fire.
  • If it is unsafe to leave the area or stay and defend your property, and the path is clear, you should move to your pre-identified Neighbourhood Safer Place, or other safer location, prior to the impact of a bush fire.

How you can prepare

Complete our online Climate Wise Communities Ready Check and assess your risks for bushfire and other severe weather events.

Simply enter your address and the key features of your home and create a personalised plan for your home and family.

Neighbourhood Safer Places in Ku-ring-gai

Please note that neighbourhood safe places are places of last resort during a bushfire emergency and are to be used only when all other options in your bushfire survival plan can’t be put into action safely. The safest plan is to leave early.

  • Burt Oldfield Oval, Killara
  • Regimental Park, Killara
  • Kent Oval, North Turramurra
  • North Turramurra Recreation Area (Golf Course), North Turramurra
  • Sandakan Park, North Turramurra
  • Robert Pymble Park, Pymble
  • Roseville Park, Roseville
  • St Ives Village Green, St Ives
  • Turramurra Memorial Park, Turramurra
  • Claude Cameron Grove, Wahroonga

More information 

For further information on the bushfire emergency visit NSW RFS or download the Fires Near Me app.