Park Alert - K'gari Planned Burn Season 2023

21 February to 31 August 2023
21 February 2023 3:11pm

This alert applies to the following parks:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns within the K’gari (Fraser Island) section from 1st February 2023 – August 31st 2023, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

The aim of these burns is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas. This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

As a result smoke may be seen islandwide, including areas within Kingfisher Bay Resort Village, Dilli Village, Eurong resort & township, Dundubara, Orchid Beach township and Waddy Point.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions. Visitors and residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a
respiratory illness.

For more information, please call Eurong office of QPWS on (07) 4127 9128 or Dundubara office of QPWS on (07) 4127 9138.

Please observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas. Your safety is our concern, but your responsibility.

More information

Emergency services

In an emergency situation, call 000.


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

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