It’s heartbreaking to see the bushfire devastation happening across Australia right now. On behalf of Queensland, our thoughts are with fire-affected communities who have lost so much and the heroes working tirelessly to keep us safe.
The tragic loss of wildlife is devastating and we take our hats off to tourism operators like Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and Australia Zoo for taking in animals from affected areas and looking after them, plus all the incredible work being done across the country.
If you're looking for ways to help right now, here are some options to show your support:
To support the Australian Red Cross | Currumbin Wildlife Hospital | Australia Zoo.
To donate goods or for updates on the fires.
Queensland has been fortunate to remain largely unaffected by the current bushfires and Queensland’s tourism operators and experiences are operating as usual. Some rural bushfire warnings are in place.
www.qfes.qld.gov.au | Facebook: @QldFireandEmergencyServices | Twitter: @QldFES | Instagram: @qldfire
Travel throughout other states in Australia
Tourism Australia’s website has information about safe travel in Australia, and which areas are/are not affected by bushfires.
Helpful travel tips
We want you to have the time of your life when you’re in Queensland, so we’ve put together some helpful hints to keep you from sweating the small stuff while you’re here.
A couple of things to consider while you’re planning:
- Queensland is BIG, like really big. Try and work out how you plan on travelling if you’re moving around a lot. There are tonnes of options - planes, trains, automobiles and more - but keep distances in mind as you plan so you can fit in as much fun around travel time as possible!
- Queensland is HOT and we don’t want you going home with sunburn! Please wear sunscreen and a hat when you’re out in our beautiful wide-open spaces. And, it doesn’t hurt to carry a water bottle with you to keep you hydrated.
- We’re here to help! You can drop into one of our Visitor Information Centres or give us a shout on social. Either way, don’t be afraid to ask us if you need help. We love making new friends.
We hope we’ve covered everything you need to plan your trip in this section; so have a look around and then get here and visit us already!