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
na 11/10/2018 Claude Road 118 Burning Now 6464 3008
na 11/10/2018 Point Meredith 46 Burning Now 0429 353 178
na 11/10/2018 Squeaking Point 25 Burning Now 6777 2179
na 11/10/2018 Squeaking Point 9 Burning Now 6777 2179
na 8/10/2018 Lake Plimsol, Anthony Road 115 Complete 6464 3008
na 8/10/2018 Lyell Highway 658 Complete 6464 3008
na 1/10/2018 Peggs Beach 7 Complete 6464 3008
na 1/10/2018 Hellyer 7 Complete 64643008
na 4/09/2018 Zeehan 1005 Complete 64643008
na 4/09/2018 Queenstown 50 Complete 64643008
na 30/08/2018 Southwest 1380 Complete 64643008
na 30/08/2018 Southwest 2991 Complete 64643008
na 30/08/2018 Southwest 1195 Complete 64643008
na 30/08/2018 Macquarie Harbour 2929 Complete 64643008
na 27/07/2018 Scamander 288 Complete 0409 435 712