Fire ants are dangerous imported pests that could spread to large areas of Australia, severely damaging the environment, our outdoor lifestyle and the agriculture and tourism industries.
The National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program has made significant progress in eradicating fire ants from Australia. Surveillance is ongoing, and treatment and containment measures are continuing in areas of South East Queensland where the ants have been detected.
Under Queensland legislation, fire ants are a notifiable pest and suspected sightings must be reported to Biosecurity Queensland.
To report suspect fire ants please complete the online form or contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.
- General information about fire ants
Information on how to identify fire ants, an image gallery, first aid advice and frequently asked questions
- Working and living in fire ant restricted areas
Maps of restricted areas, movement control requirements for commercial enterprises and residents, develop a risk management plan, approved disposal sites and general awareness training
- National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program
Information about the program, aerial operations, research, community involvement and volunteering.
- Forms and notifications
Inspector's approval request form, property information form, postal notifications and fire ant report form
- Fire ant education
Including information on the 'Aka the Fire Ant Tracker' interactive, educational show, and resources that teachers can use to teach students more about fire ants
- Watch a video
About how to identify fire ants and their nests