Planned Burns

Planned burning is an important part of fire management designed to maintain biodiversity and to reduce the risk posed by bushfires to people, houses, other property and the natural environment.

The locations of these burns are indicated on the map at left and contact information is detailed in the table below. This page is regularly updated.All burns are based on clearly defined objectives and prescriptions, conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan, follow safe working practices, are controlled, and the outcomes monitored and recorded. A full environmental assessment is undertaken for every burning unit.

All complaints relating to smoke should be lodged with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) (phone 1800 005 171). For information on planned burns conducted by the Tasmanian Forest Industry, visit the www.plannedburnstas.com.au web site.

The Tasmania Fire Service has information on bushfires, planned burns and permit fires at www.fire.tas.gov.au/mysite/Show?pageId=colCurrentBushfires and http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colFRPBurnSchedule.

For further details, see our fact sheets on Planned Burning [PDF 770 Kb] and Smoke Management [299 Kb].

Permit No. Date Location Total Hectares Status Contact Number
N/A 7/12/2016 Risdon Cove 42 Burning Now 0418 311 697
N/A 8/11/2016 Black River 53 Proposed Soon 0438 115 084
N/A 31/10/2016 Pioneer  120 Proposed Soon 6777 2179
N/A 31/09/2016 Zeehan  1275 Proposed Soon 0438 115 084
N/A 5/09/2016 Port Latta  133 Proposed Soon 0438 115 084
N/A 7/09/2016 Weymouth 2 Proposed Soon 0429 353 178
N/A 3/11/2016 Queenstown 115 Partially Complete  646 43008
N/A 31/10/2016 Zeehan  1877 Partially Complete  0438 115 084
N/A 6/12/2016 Brandum Bay 87 Complete 0409 868 467
N/A 6/12/2016 Brandum Bay 124 Complete 0409 868 467
N/A 6/12/2016 Brandum Bay 87 Complete 0409 868 467
N/A 6/12/2016 Brandum Bay 124 Complete 0409 868 467
N/A 5/12/2016 Molesworth 16 Complete 0418 311 697
N/A 16/11/2016 Lime Bay 23 Complete 0417 635 164
N/A 16/11/2016 Avoca 270 Complete 6777 2179
N/A 12/11/2016 Cradle Mountain 210 Complete 0438 115 084
N/A 12/11/2016 Lyell Hwy  34 Complete 0438 115 084
N/A 10/11/2016 Gladstone 4000 Complete 6777 2179
N/A 18/10/2016 Strahan 29 Complete 0438 115 084
N/A 29/09/2016 Narawntapu 34 Complete 0409 868 467
N/A 7/09/2016 Weymouth 13 Complete 0429 353 178
N/A 29/08/2016 Seymour Swamp 55 Complete 0429 353 178