Fuel reduction burn, Retakunna cabin, 2018

Planned burns

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​Planned burning is an important part of fire management. The objective is to maintain healthy ecosystems and to reduce the risk posed by bushfires to communities, reserve values including 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 on the TFS website.​

Planned burning is dependent on a broad range of factors including weather and fuel conditions. As a result, some burns may not be undertaken in the current season and additional burns may be added to the map. This map is updated once every 24 hours.​

View our planned burns map below

​Concerns relating to smoke should be lodged with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

The TFS website has information on additional planned burns as well as permit burns and bushfires​.​