The bushfire danger period will start early in the Hawkesbury this year due to ongoing warm and dry conditions.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has advised the bushfire danger period will begin in the Hawkesbury on September 1.
"While the bushfire season traditionally starts on October 1 each year, the Hawkesbury area will begin the fire season ... on Sunday, September 1," an RFS statement said.
NSW RFS Hawkesbury district manager, Superintendent Karen Hodges, urged residents to take precautions.
"We have experienced a long dry and warm spell, which is increasing the bushfire danger across the region," she said in a statement.
"There are simple things you can do now to get ready for bushfire season, such as talking with your family about your bushfire survival plan, preparing your home or property, knowing the bushfire alert levels and making sure you know where to get information during a fire.
"The things you do now can make a big difference to your safety during a fire and whether your home survives."
For information on planning and preparing for fire, visit www.myfireplan.com.au.
Information on permits and total fire bans can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by contacting Hawkesbury Fire Control Centre on 4560-6400.