Fire Truck

Fire Management

During the dry season, the entire island can become very dry and the supply of water can get low, sometimes critically low. Because of the great risk that this poses to the residents, visitors and property on Keswick Island, Keswick Developments and the Keswick Island Community must ensure that fire management and prevention is an ongoing activity and made a high priority with all decisions made.

Keswick Island has a fire truck and water truck which can both be used in the event of a fire. These resources cannot solely be relied upon, and so preventative action must be taken to reduce the risk of fire.

Please download Keswick Island Cyclone & Bushfire Information Booklet for information on how to prepare yourself, your family and your home in the event of a bushfire on Keswick Island.

In addition, every house must have its own evacuation plan, and must maintain a fire pump and tank for Keswick Developments use in an emergency (as per the Keswick Island Design Guidelines and Building Code)

What happens if there’s a fire?

Keswick Island has its own Keswick Island Fire & Rescue team, led by Brett Curd.

For the emergency procedures on the island, refer to the Cyclone and Emergency section.

About Keswick Island Community

Keswick Island supports a small community that lives and works within the idyllic surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Area. Only a stone’s throw from Mackay, the island is a unique place to call home or to which owners can regularly escape. Learn more about living at

About Keswick Island

Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and only 32km off the Mackay coast lies a world of undiscovered treasures. Keswick Island is a natural wonderland – a world of national park and tropical rainforest, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life. Keswick Island is, no doubt, the most unspoiled of all the populated residential islands of the Whitsundays. Live here, visit here, relax here. Whatever you are looking for, the answer is hidden right here on Keswick, the Treasured Island.