Tathra residents begin returning to fire-ravaged town

Emergency services are working to facilitate the return of residents to Tathra late on Tuesday, with crews working street-by-street to make the area safe.

Residents and those with belongings at holiday accommodation premises addressed in the streets below may now return:

Killarney Rd, Stafford Cres, Reservoir St, Koorilla St, Pacific St, Bega St, Minnie Lane, Pimms Circuit, Bushlark Lane, Dilkera Rd, Bay St, Seagrass Lane, Cliff Place, Gordon St, Bay St, Davidson St, Yuppara St, Dhurga Lane, Panamuna Rd, Wallagoot St, Tathra St, East Lane and Beach St.

Residents need to register with their address at the Kalaru race track before heading into town.

The RFS and other support agencies continue to work in other areas to prepare them for the return of residents as soon as possible.

Residents who are returning to the area should monitor the fire conditions. When moving through the area be aware of dangers including falling trees, damaged buildings, potential asbestos and emergency vehicles moving through the area.

People must not enter areas marked as No Entry or barricaded, these sites will be made safe as soon as possible.

Information on streets cleared for residents to return will be available on RFS Community Advice newsletters available at the Bega Evacuation Centre and updates on the RFS website in the Major Fires Update section.