Published Date: 21 Jul 2014
New laws are being finalised which will help people prepare their homes for bush fires in NSW.
The 10/50 laws are not in place yet. Existing restrictions and penalties apply.
The new laws, once finalised, will allow people in a designated 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area to:
The new laws are supported by the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice. The Code is being finalised following recent public consultation.
A series of frequently asked questions has been published to provide additional information and can be accessed on our 10/50 Vegetation Clearing page.
You can now find out if your property is in a designated 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area using our online tool. Remember - the new laws aren't in effect yet, so existing restrictions and penalties apply until 1 August.