The FireWatch map service provides emergency services personnel with an online mapping application to help in the management of bush fires over Australia. Datasets include fire hotspots from MODIS and NOAA imagery, Landsat and MODIS satellite imagery, burnt area maps since 1997, greenness images updated daily and weekly, lightning data, and other useful map layers.
Firewatch Map Service - Public Access
Please note: To enhance community access to FireWatch, the previous zoom level restrictions have now been removed from this service.
Firewatch Map Service - Subscriber Access
This service is only available to subscribers. This services allows access to file downloads. To gain access to the enhanced subscriber map service please contact Ron.Craig@landgate.wa.gov.au Tel. 08 9387 0330.
FireWatch Pro Website
You can now access the FireWatch Pro website, which we are developing to replace the current FireWatch Map Service. Please note that it is still under development. We welcome all feedback on FireWatch Pro - once logged in, you can access a feedback tool to contact us. You are welcome to access FireWatch Pro using the Guest account, or to sign yourself up for a free account. If you have any questions about FireWatch Pro, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Accounts used to access FireWatch Pro are completely separate from existing FireWatch accounts.
My FireWatch Website
My FireWatch provides bush-fire information in a quickly accessible form for general public use. It is the result of a research collaboration between Landgate and Edith Cowan University.
We welcome all feedback on the My FireWatch website where you can find a feedback tool to contact us. If you have any questions about My FireWatch, please contact us at
MODIS Data Archives
MODIS Quicklook Archive
View current and historic MODIS scenes from the quicklook archive
MODIS Hotspot detection archive
Active fires are mapped from each MODIS overpass covering Australia