Fire ants

An overview of fire ants in Queensland, including biosecurity zones and information about your obligations to help stop the spread.

Changes to the Biosecurity Regulation 2016 for fire ants came into effect on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

These changes provide extra protection to areas that have undergone the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program's eradication activities, and reduce the chance of the pest spreading by the movement of infested material such as soil, gravel, mulch and hay.

The key changes are:

Find out more or join the conversation on the fire ant zones engagement hub.