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Local Fire Ban for protected areas in the Gold Coast area

Applies until 16 September 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

A fire ban prohibiting the lighting of fires in the open has been declared by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services from 12am Wednesday 4 September to Midnight Sunday 15 September, due to the current VERY HIGH or SEVERE fire danger and weather forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. This notice will remain in place until the risk of wildfire moderates.

This ban includes all parts of the following local government areas:

  • Gold Coast;
  • Scenic Rim;
  • Logan;
  • Ipswich;
  • Somerset; and
  • Lockyer Valley

Protected areas including all national parks and conservation parks located in these local government areas are covered under this ban.

Open fires must not be lit anywhere in:

  • Burleigh Head National Park;
  • Lamington National Park;
  • Nerang Natonal Park and State Forest;
  • Pine Ridge Conservation Park;
  • Springbrook National Park;
  • Tamborine National Park; and
  • Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Open fires are defined as: wood fires that are not fully self-contained, including open campfires and fires in braziers, drums, other open containers, and QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbeques.

Permitted cooking and heating appliances include fuel stoves using manufactured fuels (e.g. LPG, hexamine fuel blocks, briquettes or heat beads).

Appliances must be:

  • Off the ground (recommended minimum height 200mm) and should not result in ash or coal deposit on the ground.
  • Fully self-contained unit (e.g. ‘Ozpig’ heating appliance).
  • Well away from vegetation.

Visitors must comply with fire prohibition guidelines and directions of QPWS rangers—penalties may apply.

Last updated
9 September 2019