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Bushfire 2016
Brisbane City Council Gold Coast City Council Ipswich City Council Lockyer Valley Regional Council Logan City Council Moreton Bay Regional Council Redland City Council Scenic Rim Regional Council Somerset Regional Council South East Queensland Catchments Sunshine Coast Council Toowoomba Regional Council Powerlink Queensland Government  Rural Fire Service

Flowering Acacia concurrens, taken at White Rock Conservation Park. Photo courtesy of Deborah Metters.

Established in 1998, the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) is a network of land managers and stakeholders devoted to providing a coordinated response and best-practice recommendations for fire management, fire ecology and the conservation of biodiversity in the South East Queensland (SEQ) region through education, community engagement and applied research.  

Aims and Function:

  1. Education, extension and engagement - assisting land managers and private land holders with evidence based information on fire management and biodiversity conservation issues;
  2. Research - applied fire ecology research investigating knowledge gaps in biodiversity and fire management; and
  3. Representation and response - provision of a coordinated response to matters of regional, state and national fire management and fire ecology importance (e.g. legislative amendments and government inquires).

Hosting Arrangements and Supporting Organisations

Following an extensive process to seek a new host for the SEQFBC in 2010, a partnership was created with SEQ Catchments, the regional natural resource management body for SEQ.  This partnership provides excellent opportunities for ongoing engagement with private landholders, public land managers and academic institutions in fire management and fire ecology research.

Now in its eighteenth year, the SEQFBC currently receives financial support from: Brisbane City Council, the City of the Gold Coast, Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Redlands City Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Seqwater, Somerset Regional Council, South Burnett Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Transport and Main Roads (Downs Region), Powerlink Queensland, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (Fire and Rescue Brisbane Region and Rural Fire Service Queensland), the Queensland  Parks and Wildlife Service, and Healthy Waterways and Catchments.

Download the SEQFBC Terms of Reference

Do you have a Bushfire Survival Plan?

Even if you live in a city near bushland, bushfire is a threat to you, your family and your property. Do you know your risk? Will you stay or leave early? 

Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) provides an online Bushfire Survival Plan that is free to download. 

Remember! Planning to make a plan IS NOT A PLAN. Watch this NSW RFS video. 

What do they mean by "Catastrophic" "Extreme" "Severe" etc.. when refering to fire warnings?

Find out what the fire danger ratings mean and what action you need to take. See the daily fire danger ratings for Queensland. 

The Bureau of Meteorology provides an explanation of the national fire weather warnings here: http://www.bom.gov.au/weather-services/bushfire/index.shtml

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