Fire ants

Join the ant hunt and check your property for 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.

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.

Reporting that you can't find them in your yard is just as useful to us as reporting that you have found them.

Join the ant hunt! The eradication of fire ants in South East Queensland depends on it.

As of 1 June 2015, the boundaries of the restricted area in South East Queensland will change. Please view the updated map and suburb list .

  • About fire ants

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

  • Restricted areas

    If you work or live in a fire ant restricted area you need to know about restrictions on moving certain risk items, restricted areas and waste facilities

  • Eradication program

    What is being done to eradicate fire ants including aerial surveys and treatment, current research, how you can become a volunteer and more

  • Forms and notifications

    Fire ant forms and surveys including the report a sighting, flights and inspector approval requests.

  • Education and teaching resources

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

  • Aerial operations

    Treatment of fire ants in rural and suburban areas

Last updated 29 May 2015