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.

Find out more

About prescribed burns, view Bushfire Operations Plans for the ACT or see frequently asked questions.

Stay informed

For updates on prescribed burns follow Parks on Twitter @ACT_Parks, phone Access Canberra on 13 22 81, subscribe to receive email updates or subscribe to the RSS Feed.

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Current activities

Last updated: 20 February 2017

  • We have been unable to implement prescribed burns this summer due to the hot and dry weather in January and February.
    • As a result the Cooleman Ridge burn (FB043) which has been scheduled will only be implemented once suitable conditions exist. Crews have completed pre-burn preparations which are designed to minimise the effect on infrastructure and assets.
  • Fire Managers are currently planning other prescribed burns for the summer and autumn period, however the exact time frames of implementation will depend on subsequent rain and drying of proposed burn areas.
  • For detailed information of all burns, please check the interactive map below by clicking on a specific burn area.
  • Follow ACT Parks on Twitter to learn about Parks activities and upcoming burns (real-time updates provided during burns, when operationally feasible).

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Spring 2015, Autumn 2016 (for example)

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

Likely symbol


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


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


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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