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Planned Burn - North Molle Island, Lindeman Island, East and South Repulse Island, Hook Island

Applies until 22 September 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Please be advised that the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in Airlie Beach will be conducting planned burns on Lindeman Island, Repulse Islands, Hook Island and North Molle Island beginning on Monday the 26 of August, weather permitting. The duration of these burns may be extended over a period of time.

The planned burn is part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke will be seen in the Lindeman, Gloucester, Molle, Whitsunday, Conway and Repulse Islands National Parks.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas. In turn, this will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Please be aware that smoke can decrease visibility on the water, so it is important that vessels operate safely to the conditions.

The campground and track facilities on Lindeman Island and Hook Island will be closed to all park users over the burn period. Campgrounds on North Molle Island and Repulse Islands will be closed. For your safety, all visitors are requested to remain well clear of operations, observe all signs, barriers and directions provided by rangers.

For further information please contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service on (07) 4962 5205 or email

Last updated
20 August 2019