The following websites contain information about current bushfires, fire bans and restrictions, fire prevention, bushfire planning and applying for a permit to light a fire:
- Rural Fire Service Queensland
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Newsroom
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Facebook
For more information about upcoming hazard reduction burns, see Works & Road Closures.
Rural Fire Service Queensland
Local rural fire brigades patrol areas across Townsville and are often on the look-out for overgrown properties that are deemed a fire hazard. Residents in the Townsville area should follow the guidelines of the Rural Fire Service Queensland to clean up their yards and remove fire hazards.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website is full of information that will help you to prepare your home and your family for bushfire season. It will assist you in making the decision to stay or to leave and will outline the steps you need to take as a result of your decision.
Visit the Rural Fire Services website to find out more about preparing your home for potential bushfire threats.