Almost the entire state is now officially in Bush Fire Danger Period.
The RFS made the declaration Monday, effective midnight last night.
Anyone wanting to light a fire almost anywhere in NSW, including across the Northern Rivers, will need a permit until further notice.
Eight local government areas are yet to enter the official BFDP: Albury, Berrigan, Federation, Greater Hume, Coolamon, Junee, Lockhart and Wagga Wagga.
Residents in those regions will face fire restrictions from 14 October.
For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/BFDP.