Fire plays a key role in the ecology of the Tasmanian natural environment. Our diverse vegetation communities have differing responses to fire, from potentially devastating impacts in alpine areas and conifer forests, to ecologically sustainable effects in buttongrass moorlands and dry scelerophyll forest.
Fire and Vegetation Communities
Discover the very different effects and consequences of fire across different vegetation communities.
Fire and Fauna
Tasmania's unique fauna has some interesting adaptations to fire. For some species, it is essential for their habitat requirements.
How You Can Help
How to minimise the risk of causing bushfires and protect the unique forests of Tasmania.