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Bushfires

You don't have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire, just close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke. For Queensland residents, that can be anywhere.

Explore the links below for information about bushfires and how to prepare for them:

Find out how to Prepare. Act. Survive with this printable bushfire safety and survival guide.

Rural Fire Service

Current fire restrictions

Before you light a fire, check for fire bans, restrictions or if a dangerous fire period has been declared in your area.

You could require a fire permit or be prohibited from lighting any type of fire.

Prepare for bushfires

Tips for preparing your home before bushfire season

  • Prepare or update your bushfire plan and bushfire kit
  • Talk to your family and neighbours about the plan
  • Make sure your house number is clearly displayed (for emergency service crews)
  • Mow your lawn regularly and remove dry grass, dead leaves and branches from your yard
  • Trim low-lying branches
  • Clear your gutters of leaves and twigs, install leaf guards to reduce maintenance
  • Move any flammable items such as wood piles, paper, boxes, crates and garden furniture well away from the house
  • Remove any flammable materials such as paint or engine oils from your shed or garage
  • Vent pipes on LPG cylinders away from the house.
Last updated
19 November, 2015

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