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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  Sunshine Coast Council Toowoomba Regional Council Powerlink Queensland Government   

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

Established in 1998, the Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (QFBC) 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 state of Queensland 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).

Support and Partners

The QFBC is proudly a program of Healthy Land and Water (HLW), an independent not for profit organisation dedicated to improving and protecting South East Queensland’s environment. Working in partnership with government, industry, utilities, landholders, Traditional Owners and community, HLW delivers innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting the environment. The combination of scientific expertise and on-ground management works to deliver Healthy Land and Water’s mission to lead and connect through science and actions that will preserve and enhance our natural assets and support resilient regions.


Now in its 22nd year, the QFBC currently receives financial support from 18 organisations, including local government (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba), Powerlink, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), the Department of Transport and Main Roads (Darling Downs District) and Seqwater.

Download the QFBC 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