Hazard reduction burn

In accordance with State Legislation, a prescribed hazard reduction burn will be conducted on hoalwater Bay Training Area which will generate smoke from the 5th to 15th June 2023.

Shoalwater Bay Training Area is described generally as the area bounded by Western boundary of Stanage Bay Road the Eastern boundary of Byfield and the Southern boundary of Alligator, Werribee Creek state forests.

A smoke haze may be evident for days after the burn.

Planned hazard reduction burns are conducted for a range of purpose, including to:

  • Reduce the likelihood and severity of bushfires on the training area and surrounding areas
  • Improve ecosystem health and resilience.

The ADF thanks the public for their patience and cooperation while this essential operation is being conducted.

Enquiries regarding the Shoalwater Bay Training Area should be directed to:

Range Control Officer

Shoalwater Bay Training Area

Raspberry Creek Road

Shoalwater Bay Training Area QLD

Phone: (07) 4935 5000

Email: dotamqldta.managementsq@defence.gov.au



5 June 2023 – 15 June 2023


Shoalwater Bay Training Area