If you have been notified by the Fire Ant Program that our officers require access to your property to conduct treatment or surveillance please let us know if there are any access restrictions such as dogs or locked gates by completing the Property Information Form.
Fire ant treatment season runs from September through to June. To find out what this involves, please visit the Treatment season link below.
Fire ants are one of the world's most invasive species. If they establish permanently in Queensland they will ruin our way of life, and have serious health and environmental impacts. Everyday activities, such as barbecues, picnics and sporting events may no longer be possible in high infestation areas.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, everyone, including individuals and organisations has a general biosecurity obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure they do not spread fire ants. View a map of the fire ant biosecurity zones and learn more about what you need to do to prevent the spread of fire ants.
With your help we have the best chance of ridding Queensland of fire ants. Check your yard and report back to us using our online form or by calling us on 13 25 23.
Fire ants in Queensland
Identifying fire ants, where fire ants are in Queensland, impacts, first aid for stings and how to report a sighting.
Treatment season 2018-19
For the latest information on this year’s treatment season and the suburbs we’ll be visiting
Working within a fire and biosecurity zone
If you work in a fire ant biosecurity zone you need to know about restrictions on moving materials that can carry fire a
Living within a fire ant biosecurity zone
What you need to know if you live in a fire ant biosecurity zone.
Fire ant biosecurity zone maps and suburbs list
See if you live in a suburb that falls within a fire ant biosecurity zone.
What is being done to eradicate fire ants including treatment and surveillance activities, and how you can become a volunteer.
Forms and notifications
Report fire ants, property information form, general awareness training booking and biosecurity instrument permit request.
School education about fire ants
‘Aka the fire ant tracker’ is a free 45 minute interactive presentation that inspires children to take an interest in environmental issues.