Hazard reduction burn

In accordance with State Legislation, a prescribed hazard reduction burn will be conducted on Wide Bay Training Area which will generate smoke from the 31st July to 1st August 2023 (inclusive).

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 Wide Bay Training Area should be directed to:

Range Control Office

Mon – Fri 7.00am to 4.00pm

Phone: (07) 5488 1611

Email: dotamqldta.managementsq@defence.gov.au



31 July 2023 – 1 August 2023


Wide Bay Training Area