Floods & Fires

Floods & Fires

Armidale Regional Council is a proud member of the Floodplain Management Association.


We wish to remind the community that under no circumstances should anyone attempt to enter floodwater. Driving, riding and walking through floodwater are major causes of death during a flooding event. Children playing in or close to flooded areas are especially at risk.

Tingha Flood Study

The Tingha Flood study has been commissioned to determine the flood risk to the township of Tingha.

Although flooding has not occurred recently within the township, it is important to determine the potential risk to the community. This information not only helps Council be better prepared for natural disasters, but also improves the community’s resilience through a better understanding of flood behaviour.

To the flood map results download the Tingha Flood Study Map (PDF 55.6MB).

Flood Study FAQ (PDF 4.4MB)

Fires - Bush Fire Safety and Management

Check if your address is in a bush fire prone area here

Current Bush Fire Prone Land Maps:

Armidale area (PDF 9.4MB)

Guyra area (PDF 8.9MB)

Bush Fire Household Assessment Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire service to help you to assess your household's level of risk from a bush fire and make informed decisions about the safety of your household. bfhat.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Bush Fire Survival Plan every home must have a plan encompassing the decision to either "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend" to ensure that you are prepared and know what to do in the event of a bush fire.  Everyone's Bush Fire Survival Plan will be different and needs to reflect individuals situations and circumstances.  Remember once you have completed your plan you need to ensure your property is properly prepared regardless of your decision to "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend".

It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bush fire.  You need to act decisively in accordance with your Bush Fire Survival Plan when bush fires threaten.  Your survival depends on your preparations, and the decisions you make.

Bush Fire Hazards

Find out what are the hazards on your property and where are they located, what you can do to reduce hazards and make your home a safer place, and how you can make a complaint if you see a hazard on someone elses's property. www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

If you require any further assistance, please contact:

New England Team of the Rural Fire Service at 10 Mann Street, Armidale or call 02 6771 2400.

NSW Rural Fire Service Information Line: 1800 679 737 (1800 NSW RFS)

Remember - in an emergency CALL '000'

Lodging a fire safety statement