You don’t have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire − you just have to be close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke.

All Queenslanders should be familiar with the official bushfire warnings levels and have a completed bushfire survival plan for action.

When there’s a bushfire in your area, it’s your responsibility to take notice, seek information, make decisions and act.

For all information about current bushfires and incidents go to Queensland Government disasters and alerts web page  or the Rural Fire Service Queensland’s bushfire incident map.


About Bushfires


Be prepared

The following websites and fact sheets will help you to be prepared for bushfires:

Queensland Government

Queensland Health

Local Council

Download the Get Ready fact sheets


For children

Federal Government’s information for school aged kids:


During and after

Visit the following Government websites:

Tune-in to the Australian Broadcasting Commission:

In case of fallen powerlines:

In South East Queensland call Energex on 13 62 62

In all other Queensland areas call Ergon Energy on 13 22 96

For information on volunteering:

For insurance information: