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, like us on Facebook @ACTParks 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: 31 August 2017

  • Ignition on the Kowen Forest pile burn has been completed. Crews will continue to mop up and patrol the burn.
    • Residual smoke will continue as the fuels continue to consume within the burn area.
  • Currently fire planners are working to complete the 2017-2018 Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP). Once approved the interactive map will display all proposed burns.
  • For detailed information of all burns, please check the interactive map below by clicking on a specific burn area.
  • Follow ACT Parks on Twitter and Facebook to learn about Parks activities and upcoming burns (real-time updates provided on Twitter 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.

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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.

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