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 PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE Information Guide 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.
Please take time to sit down with your family and discuss your bushfire survival plan and what steps you will take to PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE. this bushfire season.
Visit the Rural Fire Services website to find out more about preparing your home for potential bushfire threats.