Upcoming prescribed burns

The Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) conducts a number of prescribed burns each year in and around urban and rural areas across Canberra and Googong Foreshore (NSW) to prepare for the upcoming fire season. For more information refer to the Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP).

Refer to the map below to learn about the proposed prescribed burns for the upcoming year.

Follow @ACT_Parks on Twitter, @ACTParks on Facebook, @ACTParks on Instagram or subscribe to the RSS Feed to learn about our activities and upcoming burns.

For more information phone Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Outdoor smoke health impacts

PCS works closely with ACT Health and Asthma Australia. Find out how to stay safe and well if there is bushfire smoke in your area.

Prescribed burns interactive map

Click on a burn site on the map, or double-click an item in the list below to view more detail.

View the prescribed burns map in full screen.





Spring 2017, Autumn 2018 (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.

Prescribed Burn Completed Symbol

Scheduled Prescribed burn is scheduled to commence tomorrow, if suitable 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 has been completed: Patrols have ceased; No smoke or flames have been seen for a minimum of 24 hours.


Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.