EMSINA Hosted Resource

The EMSINA Group was requested by the Australian Government's National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) in February 2020 to host the two National spatial products relating to Bushfire Boundaries; 'Operational' and 'Historic 2019/20 FY'.


To ensure consistency across decision making the NBRA and the associated Australian Government Workgroup recommends that the following National Bushfire Boundary spatial datasets (outlined below) are utilised.

Lead Australian Government Agency:

Govt. Working Group

Government / Industry Participants: 


Emergency Management Spatial Information Network Australia

Australian Bushfire Boundary Spatial Data

National 'Current' Operational Bushfire Boundaries - Decommissioned 4 May, 2020

  • Data Custodian: EMSINA
  • Technical Assistance: Geoscience Australia

  • First Published: 9 January 2020

  • Last Published: 4 May 2020

  • Data captured every 3 hours during this period 

    • Number of Feature Services available: 1816

  • Accessing the bushfire boundary data:

    • Up to June 30, 2020

      • The data will be available to anyone who wants it by contacting EMSINA.

        • You must provide an Esri AGOL username (freely available) in your email (this is EMSINA's only method of sharing this volume of data at the moment). 

          • Failure to provide this Esri username will more than likely mean your request will not be processed. 

    • From July 1, 2020​

      • ​The bushfire boundary data will be transferred to the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.​  Please contact this NBRA for access.

  • Accessing the bushfire boundary FME script ​​

    • If you would like to negotiate a copy of the FME scripts that brought together all the state/territory bushfire boundary products into one national product please contact Geoscience Australia: clientservices@ga.gov.au

2019/20 FY Bushfire Boundaries v2.0

  • ​Data Custodian: Dept. Agriculture, Water and Environment

  • First Published: 24 February 2020


to ensure display speeds are minimised these webservices were exploded into singlepart polygons

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