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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 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).

Support and Partners

The SEQFBC gratefully acknowledges the support of Healthy Land and Water through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.  Healthy Land and Water is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to improve the sustainable use of land and waterways in South-East Queensland.

Now in its 20th year, the SEQFBC currently receives financial support from 19 organisations, including Healthy Land and Water (HLW), 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 and Seqwater.

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