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Fire Prohibition, Fraser Island

This alert applies to the following parks:

From 12 November until further notice, open fires must not be lit anywhere on Fraser Island, including in fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas.

Open fires are defined as: wood fires that are not fully self-contained, including open campfires and fires in braziers, drums, other open containers, and QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbeques.

The fire prohibition is in place due to increasing high fire danger conditions. It will remain in place until the risk of wildfire moderates.

Permitted cooking and heating appliances include fuel stoves using manufactured fuels (e.g. LPG, hexamine fuel blocks, briquettes or heat beads).

Appliances must be:

  • off the ground (recommended minimum height 200mm) and should not result in ash or coal deposit on the ground
  • fully self-contained unit (e.g. ‘Ozpig’ heating appliance)
  • well away from vegetation.

The fire prohibition will remain in place until conditions moderate. Contravention of this prohibition is an offence under the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006. A maximum penalty of 165 penalty units applies. On-the-spot penalty $609.

Your cooperation in the protection of people, property and wildlife is appreciated.

Your safety is our concern, but your responsibility.

For a comprehensive list of alerts, see Park alerts.

Last updated
11 November 2016