Fire ants

As of 1 July 2016, fire ant biosecurity zones come into effect and will replace all previous versions of the fire ant restricted area. Fire ant biosecurity zones are in place in areas of Queensland to restrict the movement of materials that could spread fire ants.

Join the ant hunt! Complete the Yard Check Report and let us know if you have any suspect ants or nests on your property. It is just as important that you report to us if you haven't found anything, as this information is needed to verify that your yard is free from fire ants.

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.

  • About fire ants

    How to identify fire ants, the impact of these pest ants, fire ant biology, ecology and frequently asked questions.

  • Working and living in fire ant biosecurity zones

    If you work or live in a fire ant biosecurity zone you need to know about restrictions on moving materials that can carry fire ants

  • Eradication program

    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, yard check report, property information form and biosecurity instrument permit request

  • Education and teaching resources

    Make a booking for 'Aka the Fire Ant Tracker' show or download teaching materials including strategies and contract activities

Last updated 01 July 2016