Extra time in the home means more time to complete important tasks, and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) is encouraging people to use this time to prepare for the next bushfire danger period.
The 2019/2020 period only finished at the end of March, but according to the RFS the cooler weather is the best time to prepare for when the 2020/2021 season begins in October.
Liverpool Range RFS district manager Myles O'Reilly said locals should begin to review their Fire Proof Plan, "to see if it needs to be updated".
"This fire season has been a terrible, unprecedented season but has brought home to many where we live and what we need to do," Mr O'Reilly said.
"Cleaning up around your property, the guttering and loose branches, all those tasks, you've got plenty of time to undertake those now.
"The bushfire danger period has finished, so it means you can register your burn and start to reduce the risk around your property."
Mr O'Reilly said now that the danger period was over, local didn't need to have a permit to burn, but still needed to ensure they were following the rules when burning off.
"The same conditions apply now as they did during the bushfire danger period ... but you're required to contact the [fire control centre] to register your burn, inform neighbours 24-hours in advance, and have water supply ready," he said.
"The fire danger rating is not high and the conditions are suitable to undertake that. But you need to make sure that if you do register your burn, remain with that whilst it is burning."
Residents wanting to register a burn can contact the Liverpool Range Fire Control Centre on 1300 611 400, where RFS members can provide any advice they may need.
More information can be found via https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/