Alert Information issued for Tasmania

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An incident has started. People in the area should keep up to date with developments.

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There is no fire threat to communities, there may be smoke from fires visible.

Permit Embargo

Due to the forecast fire weather conditions a Permit Embargo will be in place for a 72-hour period from midnight Wednesday 29th December 2021 through to midnight Saturday 1st January 2022.

More information can be obtained by free calling 1800 000 699

Landowners who do not require a fire permit are encouraged to delay burning.

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Review of the Fire Service Act 1979: Terms of Reference & Independent Chairperson

The Tasmanian Government requires the Fire Service Act 1979 to be reviewed and where appropriate, updated, to reflect contemporary emergency service practice and incorporate recommendations from major inquiries and reports.

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Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are currently open for the Chairperson of the State Fire Management Council. For further information please click here. Click here to access these documents.


The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) and the Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) aspire to stand out as major contributors to Tasmania’s and Australia’s emergency management sector. This Strategic Direction document represents an important step in our journey towards a common understanding of goals and objectives and will guide us in our collective efforts towards that goal. The Strategic Direction maps out our direction for the next decade.

Follow this link to see a map of where registered planned burns and permit burns are occurring today.

Follow this link to view the AFAC Independent Operational Review of the Management of the Tasmanian fires of January 2016