Community preparedness

Emergency kitThe shire is serviced by dedicated well trained emergency service volunteers, Bush Fire Brigades, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and State Emergency Services.  These groups are supported by the Shire and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).  The volunteer St John Ambulance Service as well as numerous other community groups also service our shire.  They all do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they can't do it alone.  We must all embrace our individual responsibility to be prepared – in doing so, we contribute to the safety and security of our community.

Becoming more prepared in case of an emergency is easier than you might think. Whether it’s your home, your neighborhood, your place of business, or your school, you can take a few simple steps to prepare your community.

Household Emergency Plans

A hardcopy of the following resources are available from the Augusta and Margaret River Shire receptions, Recreation Centre, library and key locations across the shire.

Neighbourhood Telephone Trees

Telephone trees provide a localised method for neighbours to give each other early warning of an emergency.

Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Funding - Funding is now complete for 2016.

Host a neighbourhood BLOCK party and get to know your neighbours! For a limited time the Shire will contribute $100 towards local block parties. 

Bushfire Ready Tips

Hazard Reduction Burn Timetable 2016-17

Weather permitting and for a range of other reasons hazard reduction activities are subject to change. Hazard Reduction Burns are planned by the land managers and are indicative plans only.

OCT 2016 Cowaramup, Granny James Place Local Government (Reserve 44339) Cowaramup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
OCT 2016 Margaret River, Water’s Edge & The Boulevard Local Government (Reserve 38650, 45095) LG, Volunteers
OCT 2016 Margaret River, Railway Terrace Unallocated Crown Land (UCL) DFES, LG, Volunteers
OCT 2016 Margaret River, Cnr Bussell Hwy & Rosa Brook Rd Local Government (Reserve 48184) LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Margaret River, Railway Terrace Local Government (Reserve 39689) LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Augusta, Hillview Rd Local Government (Reserve 20761) LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Margaret River, Zani Place Local Government (Reserve 40264, 36747) LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Kudardup, Kudardup Rd Local Government (Reserve 17936) LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Kudardup, Jane Rd Local Government (Reserve 34229) LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Witchcliffe, Bussell Hwy Local Government (Reserve 22471, 22815) & UCL DFES, LG, Volunteers
OCT-NOV 2016 Margaret River, Boodjidup Rd Local Government (Reserve 38118) LG, Volunteers
MAR-MAY 2016 Margaret River, Bussell Hwy Local Government (Reserve 18720) LG, Volunteers
MAR-MAY 2016 Augusta, Turner St Local Government (Reserve 30481) LG, Volunteers
MAR-MAY 2016 Augusta, Osnaburg St Local Government (Reserve 39910) LG, Volunteers
MAR-MAY 2016 Margaret River, Railway Terrace Local Government (Reserve 44736) LG, Volunteers


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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnutt Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5660
Fax 08 9758 0033


For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

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