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Coffs Harbour City Council is providing a Bushfire Green Waste Disposal Opportunity to Coffs Harbour residents wishing to help protect their properties from potential bushfires are able to take household green waste at NO CHARGE to Council's England's Road Waste Management Facility for the following weekends - between 8am and 4pm:
• 16-17 November
• 23-24 November
• 30 November – 1 December
• 7-8 December

Acceptable green waste is:
• Lawn clippings
• Tree trimmings and branches - MUST BE less than 150mm in diameter

Green waste must be uncontaminated and not contain:
• Timber palings
• Palm trunks
• Logs
• Stumps
• Treated timber
• Mixed waste
• Bags of any type
This service is provided to residents only and is not applicable to commercial operators. 15/11/19 16:44


UPDATE AT 11am Friday 15 November:
As residents have now been given the all-clear to return home, the York Street Oval is being wound up this morning and will be closed as a temporary campsite by the end of the day.

-Urunga and Dorrigo Evacuation Centres will be closing at 11am today, 14 November.

- Woolgoolga Evacuation Centre will be closing at 5pm today, 14 November.

- York Street Oval in Coffs is still open for evacuees with caravans, campervans and tents.

Council would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of the C.ex Group, FACS, Red Cross, Anglicare and all volunteers for their fantastic response and efforts in managing the hundreds of community members who needed to use the centres over the past four days. Well done to all.

14/11/19 8:21am


Emergency Services have advised that residents from Nana Glen are now able to return home from 7pm Wednesday 13 November.

The Orara Way, East Bank Road, Sherwood Creek Road and Bucca Road are open to the public as of 1900 (7pm). 13/11/19 18:46

Caution needs be observed for damaged and falling trees impacting the road surface and smoke in the area


The C.ex Coffs Evacuation Centre will close today (13 November 2019) at 5pm because of the reduced fire threat. Thanks to all the amazing staff & volunteers for looking after everyone!

But the Evacuation Centres at C.ex Woolgoolga, C.ex Urunga, Dorrigo Recreation Club and the Pet Evacuation Centre at the Coffs Showground will remain open for the foreseeable future. 13/11/19 15:18


Latest info from RFS at 12.37pm 13/11/19: Current road closures in the fire-impacted areas of Glenreagh, Nana Glen and Coramba.  Be aware that conditions can change rapidly so continue to monitor the RFS  Fires Near Me website and updated road closures on the My Road Info website.

BUSHFIRE AFFECTED LANDHOLDERS requiring emergency fodder, emergency water, livestock or domestic animal assessments are being urged to call the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline: 1800 814 647.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services are providing assistance to landholders to manage animal welfare-related issues including: 

  • Emergency fodder
  • Emergency stock water (where there is an immediate animal welfare concern)
  • Animal assessment and veterinary assistance 
  • Stock euthanasia and burial 
  • Livestock feeding and management advice 
  • Care of animals in evacuation centres 

For concerns about pets, companion animals and wildlife please also contact 1800 814 647. 13/11/19 10:13am

Assistance with Animla Welfare Factsheet

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WASTE COLLECTION: All bin collection services should continue as normal today except for areas in and around Nana Glen. For all enquiries please call Handy Bin on 1800 265 495. 13/11/19 9:50am

EVACUATION CENTRES are at the C.ex clubs in Woolgoolga, Coffs and Urunga. Pets can be accommodated at the Coffs Showground. Stay safe!

12/11/19 17:00

COFFS SHOWGROUND still has capacity to take animals – once this is full we will be advised and another location will be found and communicated.

For people needing advice or assistance with the relocation of animals - they can call Local Land Services on 1800 814 647. 12/11/19 14:36

PLEASE BE PATIENT: As a community we know everyone is looking out for everyone else in this current emergency. Please be aware that, like yourselves, Council staff are affected by the current bushfire emergency too and many are away from work as they also have family and home responsibilities. Could we ask that you be patient with us in regards to our usual day-to-day activities during this time. Thank you 12/11/19 10.59am


COFFS COAST HOLIDAY PARKS are providing emergency accommodation (camping sites) free to local residents who have had to leave their homes.
Currently we have this availability:
SAWTELL BEACH HOLIDAY PARK – limited availability of cabins, with still a number of powered and plenty of unpowered camping sites available.
PARK BEACH HOLIDAY PARK – No cabins available, limited powered and unpowered camping sites available
WOOLGOOLGA LAKESIDE HOLIDAY PARK (pet friendly) – Limited powered and unpowered camping sites available, limited cabins available tomorrow, unfortunately no availability tonight.

Please contact our call centre for advice and bookings 1800 200 555, or go to our website for contact details for each park.

Stay safe and please refer to for the latest information on the bushfire emergency.

(Please note: accommodation is free during emergency, but once it is over standard tariffs will apply). 12/11/19 9:42am

COFFS SHOWGROUND HAS BEEN OPENED AS A PET EVACUATION CENTRE. Local Land Services are running the service. Small and large pets will be welcome. 11/11/19 18:47

YORK ST OVAL: Bushfire evacuees with caravans, campervans and tents are welcome to use York Street Oval as a temporary campsite during this emergency. Signage is being put in place. Please note that the oval is not stocked with toilet paper or extra bins at this stage.
Current Evacuation Centres are - C.ex Urunga, C.ex Woolgoolga (Boundary St) and C.ex Coffs. They are already open and will stay open overnight.
Coffs Showground is open as a Pet Evacuation Centre.

11/11/19 16:18

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ENGLANDS ROAD WASTE FACILITY will be closed tomorrow (12th November) and possibly Wednesday due to the predicted catastrophic fire conditions. 11/11/19 15:33

Find further information on changed conditions around the Coffs Harbour LGA.