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.

Outdoor smoke - health impacts

ACT Parks and Conservation Service works closely with ACT Health and the Asthma Australia. Find out more on how to stay safe and well if there is bushfire smoke in your area:

Current activities

Last updated: Friday 05 June 2020

  • Information for the Pierces Creek Pile Burn (FB879):
    • Ignition on the burn has been completed and the burn area has been secured.
    • Smoke may be visible after crews depart the burn area as fuels continue to consume.
    • The intent of the burn is to reduce the pine slash to allow for replanting of pine and native trees.
  • The following prescribed burns have been identified for implementation over the next fortnight when suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions exist:
    • AFB001 Kowen Pile Burn.
  • See map below to learn about the proposed prescribed burns for the upcoming year.
  • Follow ACT Parks on Instagram,  Twitter ,and Facebook to learn about Parks activities and upcoming burns.

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Spring 2017, Autumn 2018 (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.

Prescribed Burn Completed Symbol

Scheduled Prescribed burn is scheduled to commence tomorrow, if suitable conditions exist.

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In progress

Prescribed burn has commenced. Crews are lighting the burn, flames and smoke may be visible.

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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.