There are no current Fire Bans in Queensland. Local restrictions may apply. Please check with your local Fire Warden for more information.
A number of factors are taken into consideration by Queensland Fire and Rescue Service before implementing a Fire Ban.
Whilst Fire Bans can be implemented in Queensland, fire and weather conditions can vary significantly in different parts of the State. To address the diversity of our State, Queensland uses a different system to other States, where 2400 Fire Wardens operate a Permit to Light Fire System in their local area to control the use of fire. These Fire Wardens are locals who know their area well, and know the conditions in that area. Throughout the year they can decide to revoke, suspend, or to not issue any new Permits to Light Fire, dependant on the conditions in their local area. The suspension or cancellation of Permits to Light Fire has occurred in some areas this fire season.
The fires that have been active in Queensland this fire season are predominantly started by lightning strikes (Western Queensland), by accident, or arson (in other areas). A Fire Ban does not prevent these kinds of fires.