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New books on our library's ecology shelves

Did you know that over forty years ago, on the 27 October 1980, the Great Barrier Reef was listed as a World Heritage Site.

The reef and other sites are listed in Peter Valentine’s new book, 
World heritage sites of Australia, found on our library’s Ecology shelves. 
Other new additions to our Ecology section are listed here.

Our library is open to all NSW RFS members to borrow.
Joining instructions are here. Books are posted directly to your home address for a five week loan.

Published on 29/10/2023 • Show all news

Opening times

The library is open Monday to Friday - closed weekends and public holidays

If you wish to visit, please make an appointment with the librarian.


The library is located on the third floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW.


Our librarian is Katie Vandine
02 8741 5455

Postal address (for returning library books):
NSW Rural Fire Service - Library
Locked Bag 17
Granville NSW 2142

Research news...

AFAC Conference 2024

Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference and exhibition is being held in Sydney this September.

The program include numerous RFS presentations on a range of subjects including our program targeting volunteer leaders of the future, our collaboration with the NT Government providing emergency accommodation shelters,
the Australian Fire Danger Rating System, bushfire intelligence and so much more.

Find out more about the Conference, including how to register, on the AFAC24 webpage 


Looking for something light to read. Your NSW RFS library, in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing department, provide all members access to our Flipster online magazine collection.

With Flipster you can read the latest issues of our health and fitness magazines in addition to other titles such as PCWorld, Wild, and National Geographic. Quickly access a magazine in your browser, or use the Flipster app on your mobile device to download a magazine to read later - even when you're offline!

Contact the library for password and instructions.

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