Local Emergency Management

Reserve & Trail Closures

For the next week, the NSW Premier has declared a state of emergency due to bushfires in NSW.

At this time Council has RE-OPENED all bushland reserves tracks and trails as well as Fred Caterson Res (Fields 1-5), Castle Hill BMX Track & Castle Hill RC Track. During this time we ask our residents to please remain vigilant and to contact 000 in an emergency.

For current bush fire information visit the NSW Rural Fire Service Website - https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/dangerous-fire-conditions

or for the latest updates on bush fire alerts use the ‘Fires Near Me’ Map - https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

Large Animal Refuge

Castle Hill Showground is open for residents needing to evacuate horses and livestock away from the danger of bush fire. If you need to make use of this refuge, please come prepared to remain with your animals and with as much water and feed as you can, as there is no guarantee this can be supplied. Bathroom facilities will be available.

Castle Hill Showground’s entrance is off Showground Road at the traffic lights between intersections and lights at Gilbert Road and Carrington Road.


The Local Emergency Management Committee is responsible for the preparation of plans in relation to the prevention of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies in The Hills Shire Local Government Area.

Emergency management is not a choice for Local Government – it's a legislative requirement. For information on the NSW State Emergency Management Structure visit the Ministry of Police and Emergency Services website.

The NSW Disaster Preparedness website provides a range of information to help the community get ready for fires, floods and storms.