BUSHFIRE UPDATES: Refer to the QFES Facebook or Twitter for up to date alerts and information. Outages and other emergency information (such as evacuation centres) will also be published on our disaster dashboard when required.

WATER CONSERVATION: Water operations at Cressbrook Dam are back online following days of emergency works from Ergon Energy and our staff. However, while systems come back up to full operational speed we're urging everyone on the Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply to continue conserving water. Read more here.

DONATIONS: Donations towards townships affected by the fires can be made via Givit.




Home & garden tips

We have provided some tips and advice to help you create a healthy waterwise garden and reduce your environmental impact. Follow our tips on compost and mulch and plant choice.

Man planting bush
You can still have a glorious garden by being WaterWise - simply by reducing your lawn and being clever about watering your plants. Our nursery staff have great information on WaterWise gardening and suitable plant species for your area. Nursery staff ...
Mulch in container of plants
The best type of compost system can be purpose-designed plastic containers or metal bins, because they reduce the potential for harbouring rodents. We also have pamphlets that can help you design your own compost system. Here are a few tips to ...
When cars are washed on streets and driveways, the dirty water arrives in rivers, streams, creeks and lakes. Pollution associated with car washing degrades water quality. Washing your car is only a problem if you don’t know where or how to do ...
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