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Western Downs Regional Council


​​​​​​​Fire Bans

​A fire ban prohibiting the lighting of fires in the open is currently in place from 00:01hrs Thursday 24 September 2020 to 23:59hrs Monday 28 September 2020 for the Toowoomba, Southern Downs, Goondiwindi, Western Downs, Maranoa, Murweh, Quilpie, Bulloo, Paroo and Balonne Local Government Areas. All permits to light fire previously issued in the local fire ban area are hereby cancelled. Please refer to the attached Declaration of Fire Ban for full details and any expemtions.

Fire Bans: There IS a Fire Ban for this Shire
Start Date: 24/09/2020 12:00 AM
End Date: 28/09/2020 11:55 PM
Attachment: Fire Ban Declaration

Fire Restrictions

Please review your local council website for any policies or local restrictions.  For any additional information please contact your local Fire Warden or Rural Fire Service Area Office.

Neighbourhood Safer Places


​To date, there have been no identified NSPs within this Shire Council area, as further assessments are being conducted and/or sufficient open spaces already exist.

NSP's are assessed using strict guidelines and calculations therefore not every community will have a suitable location.  Regularly monitor this website for updates as new NSP locations will continually be identified.

If you live in a bushfire prone area that does not have a designated NSP location remember this must be considered when preparing your "Bushfire Survival Plan".  Preparing your property to increase its resilience to the impact of bushfire and "Leaving Early" will always be the safest option.  PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE.


The Western Downs Regional Council area is covered by the Rural Fire Service Darling Downs Area Office. 
2 Phillips Street
TOOWOOMBA  Qld  4350
07 4616 1945
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