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Benarkin State Forest closed due to fire danger.

Applies until 24 January 2020.

This alert may no longer be current. Please check the parks listed below for new or updated advice.

This alert applies to the following parks:

For public safety, all HQ Plantation forests in South East and Central Queensland have been closed. Benarkin State Forest (including Clancys and Emu Creek camping areas) is therefore closed. These camping areas will reopen from Friday 24 January, 2020.

Please observe signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and do not enter closed areas.

All permits for closed areas are suspended for the duration of the closure. Camping permit refunds can be applied for at

For further information on closures please see the HQ Plantation Public Announcement and Closure pages:

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For the latest information on fires in your area please contact QFES.

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Last updated
22 January 2020