Report bushfire or arson

Many of the fires in the Northern Territory (NT) are deliberately lit.

You must report suspicious behaviour and fire lighting. Bushfire arson is a crime.

How to report a bushfire

Urgent reports

For urgent reports of bushfires and fire lighting call 000.

Other reports

For other suspicious behaviour and fire lighting report to:

  • Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000
  • or NT Police on 131 444.

Preventing arson near your home

To make sure your area is safe from bushfire arsonists follow these rules:

  1. Remember the time and location where you see fires.
  2. Write down the description of people acting suspiciously in the area where fires have been happening, or any unusual activity.
  3. Write down the description of vehicles entering or leaving the area during fires.
  4. Report this information to NT police or Crime Stoppers.

Last updated: 27 June 2017