As of Friday anyone who wants to light a fire in the open will require a fire permit.
The bushfire danger period for 2021/22 will begin in the Dubbo Regional and Narromine Shire Council areas on October 1.
Orana Rural Fire Service (RFS) district inspector Bron Waters said there had been a lot of growth in recent months, warning residents about the impacts of dried vegetation.
"Landholders and firefighters have reported significant grass growth from recent rain," she said.
"This means there will be an increased threat of grass fires as this dries out. Grass fires can start easily and spread quickly, not only destroying homes but also crops and livelihoods"
She said while hazard reductions were an important part of preparations, landholders need to be extremely careful, as escaped burns can lead to heavy penalties.
"If a fire does escape, make sure you call triple zero (000) immediately so that emergency services can respond and minimise the damage," Inspector Waters said.
Having a bushfire survival plan is the best way to ensure all members of the household know what to do on days of increased fire danger, and what to do if their home is threatened by fire, according to inspector Waters.
"Now is the time to update and discuss your bush fire survival plan," she said.
"Have the conversation with your family about what you will do during a fire - talk about when you'll leave, where you'll go, what you'll take and what you'll do with animals."
Permits are free and can be obtained from the local permit issuing officer or the Orana fire control centre. Landholders must also notify the RFS and their neighbours 24-hours prior to lighting.