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:
- Clear trees on their property within 10 metres of a home , without seeking approval; and
- Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.
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.