Fire ants are a pest that can have a big impact on native environments and our way of life. They have a painful, fiery sting which, in rare cases, can cause severe allergic reactions.
Fire ant biosecurity zones are in place to stop people from moving materials that could spread fire ants. If you are moving materials from a restricted zone, you may need a permit.
To find out if you are in a biosecurity zone, please view the Queensland Government - Maps of fire ant biosecurity zones.
If you are moving materials that could carry fire ants from a non-restricted area, there are procedures you must follow. Please view Queensland Government - Managing Fire Ant Carriers.
Fire ant carriers include:
To report fire ants please call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.