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Total Fire Prohibition

Applies until 8 November 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Until further notice, open fires must not be lit anywhere in the Cooloola Recreation Area, including Teewah Beach and Poverty Point campgrounds.

The fire prohibition is in place due to current fire danger conditions. A recent wildfire burning adjacent to the Teewah Beach Camping Area was ignited by an abandoned campfire. The fire prohibition will remain in place until the risk of wildfire moderates.

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.

Your safety is our concern, but your responsibility.

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Last updated
8 October 2019