EMSINA Resources

To ensure consistency the Australian Government's new Bushfire Recovery Agency recommends the following National Bushfire Boundary spatial datasets are utilised for decision making.

Particiapating Governments:

Lead Government Agency:

Government / Industry Participants: 


Emergency Management Spatial Information Network Australia

Australian Bushfire Boundary Spatial Data

National 'Current' Operational Bushfire Boundaries

  • Data Custodian: EMSINA
  • Technical Assistance: Geoscience Australia

  • First Published: 9 January 2020

Bushfire Boundaries - Operational Example

2019/20 FY Bushfire Boundaries v2.0

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


  • Published: 24 February 2020

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

Bushfire Boundaries - Historical Example

Emergency Management Spatial Data

All of Australia's Emergency Management Spatial data can be referenced through EM-LINK:

Response Mapping Applications

EMSINA Members and ESRI Australia Staff have made available the following AGOL mapping products during the response phase. 

Master GIS

Created: 09 January 2020

This Master GIS web app contains all bushfire layers along with all other relevant layers contained within the following apps.

Historic Bushfire Boundaries

Created: 28 January 2020

Access the National Bushfire Operational Boundaries back to 9 January 2020.  Includes a before-and-After swipe tool for comparisons. 


Created: 14 January 2020

Environmental spatial layers and the National bushfire layers.


To be removed 1 March 2020 

Fire Dashboard

Created: 28 January 2020

This National Fire Dashboard shows all fire events (not just bushfire) from each jurisdiction.   

3d Model

Created: 12 January 2020

3d model containing the National current bushfire boundary layer draped over a digital elevation model 

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