Planned burns in Moreton Bay

A small fire burning along the ground with smoke and longer grass.

Council conducts planned burns during low bushfire risk periods to:

  • reduce available bushfire ground fuels
  • minimise the risk and severity of bushfires
  • reduce the threat to life and assets.

Council uses Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts to determine suitable days to carry out a burn, which must adhere to permit conditions.

Protecting flora, fauna and habitats

Initially, Council’s Fire Management team will conduct a site assessment of the proposed location. The assessment highlights flora and fauna that may need protecting. This process helps preserve native plants, animals, and habitats such as tree hollows, nests and dens, which may need preparation works. 

Ignitions are carried out to allow them to move slowly at low intensity. This, plus raking around trees, helps crews protect any significant flora and fauna habitats.

A wildlife spotter is also on-site to monitor wildlife.

Notification of planned burns

Residents are notified through the planned burn schedule and area maps. Nearby residents who are signed up for MoretonAlert will get a text message or email. Council will also notify people living in properties adjoining a planned burn location by mail and signage.

Community safety and potential impacts of bushfire smoke

Residents in surrounding areas may notice smoke during and after the burn. Council recommends asthmatics and people sensitive to smoke stay indoors. Keeping windows and doors closed will reduce smoke in the home.

Secure pets and livestock, if necessary. Motorists in the area should drive to the conditions. People should avoid the site during and in the days following. 

In an emergency call 000 (triple zero). For more information, contact Council.

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Scheduled planned burns and area maps

More burns may occur during the year depending on weather and site conditions. Council will notify nearby residents if this happens.

Suburb Location Burn area
Banksia Beach Bribie Island Community Centre, 191-193 Sunderland Drive Burn map area
Bellara Verdoni Street Park, 354 Sunderland Drive Burn area map
Bongaree Foley Street Reserve, 53 - 66 Foley Street Burn area map
Bunya QPWS Multi Tenure, 2 Pinecone Court Burn area map
Bunya (COMPLETED) Yarral-Yarral Reserve, 760 Bunya Road Burn area map
Burpengary Burpengary Cemetery Reserve, 623 Morayfield Road Burn area map
Burpengary East Buckley Road Park, 139 Buckley Road Burn area map
Caboolture (COMPLETED) Aerodrome Road Park, Lot 5 Aerodrome Road Burn area map
Caboolture Lagoon Creek Park, Lot 951 Pettigrew Street Burn area map
Caboolture Scarborough Road Park, 59 Scarborough Road Burn area map
Cashmere Topp Park, 183 Winn road Burn area map
Cashmere Wessling Close Park, 3 Wessling Close Burn area map
Cedar Creek RFSQ Multi Tenure, 243 Morrison Road Burn area map
Clontarf Duffield Road Park, 313 Duffield Road Burn area map
Deception Bay Krause Street APZ, Lot 11 Deception Bay Road Burn area map
Donnybrook Toorbul/Donnybrook Pony Club Grounds, 1105 Pumicestone Road Burn area map
Elimbah Kirrang Drive Park, 724 Beerburrum Road Burn area map
Godwin Beach Bestmann Road Park, 404-414 Bestmann Road Burn area map
Kurwongbah (COMPLETED) Dayboro Road Reserve, Lot 4 Dayboro Road Burn area map
Meldale Meldale Road Park (East), 216 Meldale Road Burn area map
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