Planned burning is an important part of fire management. Its objective is to maintain biodiversity and to reduce the risk posed by bushfires to communities, biodiversity, infrastructure and services.
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) works with the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) and Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) to deliver the Statewide Fuel Reduction Burning program. Further information on the
Fuel Reduction Program can be found at the TFS website.
The locations of planned and completed burns are updated regularly.
Concerns relating to smoke should be lodged with the
Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
TFS has information on bushfires, planned burns and permit fires.
From 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020 the Parks and Wildlife Fire Management undertook 45 planned burns covering an area of approximately 22 000 hectares.
Proposed planned burns from 1 July 2020 onwards are listed below.
Whether a burn is undertaken is dependent on a broad range of factors including weather and fuel condition, as a result, some burns may not be undertaken.
|Date||Location||Total Hectares||Status||Contact Number|
|1/07/2020||D'entrecasteaux Plains||461||Proposed Soon||61654053|
|1/07/2020||Risdon Geilston Bay||38||Proposed Soon||61654053|
|1/07/2020||Lyell Highway||426||Proposed Soon||64643008|
|1/07/2020||Rocky Cape||73||Proposed Soon||64643008|
|1/07/2020||Savage River||418||Proposed Soon||64643008|
|1/07/2020||Arthur River||606||Proposed Soon||64643008|
|1/07/2020||Lefroy||232||Proposed Soon||6777 2179|
|1/07/2020||Snug Tiers||102||Proposed Soon||61654053|
|1/07/2020||Wellington Park||93||Proposed Soon||61654053|
|1/07/2020||Lefroy||155||Proposed Soon||6777 2179|
|1/07/2020||Lake St Clair||93||Proposed Soon||64643008|
|7/08/2020||Arthur River||8||Partially Complete||64643008|