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Personal Security, Dangers and Warnings in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia

Forbes is a beautiful town in New South Wales, Australia. However, just like any other place, there are some risks that you need to be aware of to ensure your personal safety. Here are some of the things you need to know:


Forbes has a relatively low crime rate when compared to other towns in New South Wales. However, there are still incidents of theft, assault, and other crimes. To reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a crime, take the following precautions:

  • Lock doors and windows when leaving your home or vehicle.
  • Avoid walking alone at night.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuable items with you in public.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the police.

For more information on crime prevention, please visit the New South Wales Police Force website.


Bushfires are a significant danger in Australia, particularly during the hot and dry summer months. If you live in Forbes or plan to visit during this time, pay attention to the bushfire danger ratings issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Follow their advice on how to prepare and what to do if a bushfire occurs.


Forbes is also at risk of flooding due to its location near the Lachlan River. If you live in the town or plan to visit during the wet season, monitor the local weather and warnings issued by the New South Wales State Emergency Service. Be prepared to evacuate if necessary and follow their advice on how to stay safe during a flood.

Emergency Services

If you need emergency assistance in Forbes, call Triple Zero (000) for police, fire, and ambulance services. For non-emergency police assistance, call (02) 6853 9999.

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