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Immediate state-wide fire ban for all national parks and forests

Applies until 31 December 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Due to the current fire situation, all Queensland's national parks and forests now have fire restrictions in place until conditions ease.

This means no open fires in any park, anywhere in the state, regardless of the local fire danger.

The following cooking and heating appliances must not be used:

  • wood fires, including open campfires and fires in braziers, drums, other open containers,
  • QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbeques, and
  • ash producing fuels, heat beads, Oz-pigs and similar appliances.

Gas barbecues with a hooded lid can be used if done so safely, in an appropriate area away from vegetation and only for the purposes of cooking.

The restriction is in place to ease pressures on the state’s firefighting resources, which are stretched to capacity including in response to the worsening situation in New South Wales.

We would appreciate the public’s help by being aware of the fire risk and respecting the fire ban, so we can focus on protecting people, wildlife and property.

Rangers will be closely monitoring conditions and park closures will be considered as needed.

Before leaving home, visitors should check QPWS park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Also check current weather warning and conditions at the Bureau of Meteorology and the Queensland Fire and Emergency website for the latest information on fire bans.

Visitors should observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and should not enter closed areas.

QPWS has carried out a large number of controlled burns in recent months to reduce fuel loads, train staff and co-ordinate efforts across multiple agencies.

If you see a suspicious fire, immediately call 000 for emergency assistance.

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Last updated
29 November 2019