Update 2019-11-09: At least two people have died as a result of the bush fires and several people are still missing. The number of dangerous bush fires was reduced from 17 to three as a result of improved weather conditions.
Update 2019-11-08: According to the latest reports, at least 100 buildings were destroyed by the bush fires. More than 30 people were injured. About 100 fires are active in New South Wales and Queensland.
2019-11-08: According to reports from Friday (08 November), approximately 4,500 residents of the town of Tewantin in Queensland were evacuated due to bush fires. In Queensland and New South Wales more than a hundred bush fires are currently active, 17 of which are classified as dangerous.
Travellers need to anticipate local road closures and should inform themselves about the current situation before undertaking overland journeys. Warnings and instructions of local authorities and media should be strictly followed.