Here is a post from my local (Sutherland) RFS Facebook page. A lot of the advice here applies for other areas too. I hope everyone stays safe, especially our RFS volunteers:
The fire danger for the Greater Sydney Area including the Sutherland Shire is ‘Catastrophic’, the highest possible level.
A Total Fire Ban remains in force until midnight tonight.
The weather locally will see the temperature reach the high 30’s, with very low humidity and strong north westerly winds, averaging 50km/h, gusting to 70km/h.
Winds will begin increasing mid morning with the peak fire danger between 11am and 6pm.
A cool and gusty southerly change will move through around 7pm, however conditions will remain dangerous for a few hours post the change.
These conditions are as bad as it gets. Fires burning under these conditions are very dangerous and our focus is purely on keeping people safe.
Many facilities have closed or modified their operation.
The NSW Rural Fire Service will be crewing all RFS stations within the Sutherland Shire.
Fire & Rescue NSW will move additional appliances into the area and place them at a number of stations.
National Parks and Wildlife Service have a number of firefighting units coming online.
All National Parks are closed including visitor precincts such as Audley.
Road closures in the Royal National Park will be in place at Farnell Avenue, McKell Avenue and Lady Wakehurst Drive, only local traffic will be given access.
NSW Police will increase resources in the area with a visible presence.
Department of Defence have removed all personnel from the Holsworthy Training Area.
Essential works on the water pipeline between Woronora Dam and Sutherland has ceased.
The Sutherland Shire Local Emergency Operations Centre will be activated this morning.
Sydney Water has filled all reservoirs in the area to capacity.
Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger. Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions.
If a fire starts and takes hold during Catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.
Avoid bush fire prone areas. A safer area may be a shopping centres or facilities well away from bushland areas.
If you are unable to leave, identify a safe location which may be nearby. This may include a Neighbourhood Safer Place.
This page may not be monitored or updated should a fire occur.
Please use the RFS website, RFS social media page, download the Fires Near Me app, and more importantly monitor conditions.