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Local fire ban in place for protected areas in Great Sandy area

Applies until 23 September 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

A local fire ban prohibiting the lighting of fires in the open has been declared by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to cover the period from 2359hrs Thursday 5 September 2019 to 2359hrs Friday 20 September 2019 due to the current HIGH to VERY HIGH fire danger and weather forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council

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

Open fires must not be lit anywhere in:

  • Inskip Penninsula Recreation Area
  • Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park
  • K'gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park
  • Woody Island and Little Woody Island, Great Sandy National Park

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. Ash producing fuels, heat beads, Oz-pigs and similar appliances cannot be used during this fire ban.

Only heating appliances that can immediately have the heat source stopped by a valve can be used.

Visitors must comply with this fire ban and any directions given by rangers—penalties may apply for non-compliance.

Notify QPWS of any breaches in QPWS protected areas by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

To report any wildfires call 000.

Last updated
12 September 2019