Upcoming Prescribed Burns

Prescribed burns

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service conducts a number of prescribed burns throughout the year to prepare for the upcoming fire season.

For more information visit the About prescribed burns page or view Bushfire Operations Plans of each area in Canberra.  

For updates on prescribed burns please follow TAMS on Twitter @tamsmediaroom or @ACT_Parks, phone Access Canberra on 13 22 81, subscribe to email updates by emailing communityengagement@act.gov.auor subscribe to the RSS Feed. For more information on subscribing to RSS feeds please visit Subscribing to RSS feeds.

Current activities

Last updated: 09/05/2016

  • Follow ACT Parks on Twitter @ACT_Parks to learn about Parks activities and upcoming burns (real-time updates provided during burns, when operationally feasible).
  • Note: The urban prescribed burn program for 1516 is now complete. However, a number of small ecological burns in the rural areas are still to be completed over autumn & winter.
  • 2015/2016 totals: 40 prescribed burns completed covering 9,356 hectares.
  • For detailed information of all burns, please check the interactive map below by clicking on a specific burn area.

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Description

Symbol

Spring 2015, Autumn 2016 (for example)

Prescribed burn likely to be implemented during this period of time.

Likely symbol

Scheduled

Prescribed burn is being planned for the next fortnight, if suitable (weather and fuel moisture) conditions exist.

Scheduled Symbol

In progress

Prescribed burn has commenced. Crews are lighting the burn,  flames and smoke may be visible.  

In Progress symbol

Patrol

Flames and smoke may be visible. Crews will patrol and monitor burn until no smoke is visible for at least 24 hours.

Patrol

Prescribed burn completed

Prescribed burn has been completed: Patrols have ceased; No smoke or flames have been seen for a minimum of 24 hours.

Prescribed Burn Completed Symbol

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