I've just updated this page with links to current fire reports/warnings, as well as a few other things.  It looks like it may be a major concern during the coming months.

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When I was working at ANU, there was an archaeology student who was doing field work in Victoria. After driving from Canberra, at Albury he went to the police station and asked what the fire conditions were for the region. At the time there was no fire ban in NSW.

Not thinking he crossed into Victoria at Wodonga and lit his stove to make a cup of tea, at a road side rest stop. He was arrested by the Victorian police. Across the Murray, just 500 metres further along from Albury, crossing the border, there was a total fire ban.

The court case lasted 16 months, requiring several appearances off and on. He was fined $2000,  given a suspended sentence of two years and his court costs and legal fees were high.

It sure pays to stay informed. Albury Wodonga appears to be one town ... but far from it and similar to the NSW shire boundaries.


I'm not sure if this would benefit your site for the main road tourers that visit, but it can for back-road and off-road tourers like myself that see many low level and wet crossings.


As an off road tourer, I have found the site good to use for planning in particular and where possible to keep my eye on when I'm touring, if places have Wifi. Last June it kept me fascinated in Taralga, while I sat out several flooded rivers and creeks in the Upper Lachlan Shire. During last June, I sat out the the flooded Abercrombie River and Waiborough Creek for 12 days and didn't make it to the Macquarie River which was the point and feature on the return leg of my last tour. The flooded Tarlo River turned me around. The creeks around Crookwell were flooded, so I couldn't return to Canberra the way I had come. In Taralga the General Store has free Wifi, also I'd ring my wife Helen, and Helen kept me up to speed ... or I kept her up to speed.

It is a good site, with a lot of detail about flows and river heights.


Thanks Warren.  I've not needed that info before, but I'll include it when I update that page again shortly.

BTW, I expect to be camping at the Taralga Showground in a few weeks time before a short jaunt on to Crookwell and places south, etc.

I also came across this website last night while trying to find out the long range forecast for the route of my trip.  It does forecasts up to 45 days ahead.  I don't know how reliable they are, but I plan to use the info as a guide for bedding and clothing needed.


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