UPDATE Saturday 19 December: It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that due to the recent escalation of COVID-19 cases, all Rural Fire Brigade Santa runs have been cancelled. For more information and updates, please view your local Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page.

Each year, in the weeks before Christmas, Santa ditches the sleigh for a fire truck to visit our community. Saint Nick and the wonderful volunteers of the Coast’s rural fire brigades hit the streets in their big red trucks – sirens blaring and lights flashing – to throw lollies from the windows and to wish everyone a very merry Christmas.

As always, please be aware that dates and plans for all stations may change without notice in the event of fires and extreme weather.

Find your suburb below for details on when Santa’s fire truck will be in your area. We are waiting on confirmation from a few Rural Fire Brigades, so if you don’t see your suburb below, please check back in a few days.

Thank you to all the wonderful rural fire brigade volunteers who put on these special Santa days and for your tireless work in keeping us all safe.


❤︎ Are you part of a rural fire station we’ve missed? Please send us an email with your Santa routes and we’ll be sure to include you: [email protected]


AVOCA BEACH |Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24 December. Click here for more details from Avoca Beach Rural Fire Brigade

BENSVILLE | Thursday 10th December. Click here for updates and more details from the Empire Bay/Bensville Rural Fire Brigade

BERKELEY VALE | There’s a couple for this area. | From 5pm Friday 11 December and Saturday 12 December – Click here for more details from Berkeley Vale RFS | BERKELEY VALE down to Kingsford Smith Dr on Sunday 20th December – Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

BLUE HAVEN | Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December (from 5pm). Visit Doyalson Fire & Rescue Station for more details and to follow the Santa tracker.

BUDGEWOI | Unfortunately Budgewoi won’t be visited this year. Click here for updates from Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade.

BUFF POINT | Sunday 13th December (morning). Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates.

CANTON BEACH |Saturday the 5th December. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates. 

CHAIN VALLEY BAY | Saturday 19th December. Click here for updates from Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade.

CHARMHAVEN | Thursday 24th December. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates. 

CHITTAWAY BAY | Sunday 20th December. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

CHITTAWAY POINT | Lake Rd, Church Rd – Tuesday 21st December. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

COPACABANA | Thursday 24th December (From 3pm). Visit the Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

EAST GOSFORD |Thursday 24th December Visit Brisbane Waters Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

ERINA | Thursday 24th December. Visit Brisbane Waters Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

GLENNING VALLEY | Thursday 17th December (Eastern end and Bottlebrush Rd) and Friday 18th December. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

GOROKAN | It looks like Gorokan will be getting a couple of visits.

Image from Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade

GREEN POINT |Thursday 24th December Visit Brisbane Waters Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

GWANDALAN |Thursday 24th December (from 11am) | Unfortunately, their annual “Photos with Santa Night” will have to be postponed this year, but it’ll be back next year. Contact the Gwandalan – Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade for more details

KANWAL | Sunday 20th and Monday 21st December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

KINCUMBER | Wednesday 23rd December (from 2pm). Visit the Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

KOOINDAH WATERS | Saturday 19th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

LAKE HAVEN | Friday 18th December. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates. 

LAKE MUNMORAH | Saturday 19th December. Click here for more details from Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade.

LISAROW |Friday 11th December (from 5pm) + Saturday 12th December (from 1.30pm) if they don’t get everywhere the night before. Visit the Narara Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

MANNERING PARK | 24th December. View the Mannering Park Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

MARDI | Woodbury Park Area. Sunday 13th December. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

NARARA |Friday 11th December (from 5pm) + Saturday 12th December (from 1.30pm) if they don’t get everywhere the night before. Visit the Narara Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

NIAGARA PARK | Friday 11th December (from 5pm) + Saturday 12th December (from 1.30pm) if they don’t get everywhere the night before. Visit the Narara Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

NORAVILLE | Saturday 5th December.  Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates.

NORAH HEAD | Saturday 19th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

NORTH GOSFORD | Friday 11th December (from 5pm) + Saturday 12th December (from 1.30pm) if they don’t get everywhere the night before.  Visit the Narara Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

OURIMBAH | Sunday 20th December. Keep an eye on the Ourimbah Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

ROCKY POINT | Sunday 13th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

SAN REMO | Sunday 13th December (Afternoon). Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates. 

SPRINGFIELD | Thursday 24th December Visit Brisbane Waters Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

ST HUBERTS ISLAND | Friday 11th December (evening). Click here for updates from the Empire Bay/Bensville Rural Fire Brigade

SUMMERLAND POINT | |Thursday 24th December (from 11am) | Unfortunately, their annual “Photos with Santa Night” will have to be postponed this year, but it’ll be back next year. Contact the Gwandalan – Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade for more details

TACOMA | Saturday 19th December. Check out the Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page

TACOMA SOUTH | (McPherson Rd, Old Maitland, Rural Mardi). Tuesday 15th December. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

TERRIGAL | Thursday 24th December Visit Brisbane Waters Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

TOUKLEY | Saturday 5th December. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates. 

TUGGERAWONG | Sunday 13th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

TUGGERAH | (Pacific Hwy, Old Tuggerah Rd). Wednesday 16th December. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

TUMBI UMBI | Friday 11th December. Follow Berkeley Vale Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

WADALBA | Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th December. Check out the Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates. 

WATANOBBI |Sunday 13th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

WOONGARRAH NORTH | Saturday 19th December. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates.

WOONGARRAH SOUTH | Sunday 20th December. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page and follow their Glympse app for live updates.

WYOMING | Friday 11th December (from 5pm) + Saturday 12th December (from 1.30pm) if they don’t get everywhere the night before. Visit the Narara Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

WYONGAH | Monday 14th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade.

Image from Mannering Park Rural Fire Brigade. *Please note that the Santa photos won’t be going ahead this year.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who put on these special Santa days and for your tireless work in keeping us all safe throughout the year.


❤︎ Are you part of a rural fire station we’ve missed? Please send us an email with your Santa routes and we’ll be sure to include you: [email protected]


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