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A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River for all of Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December 2020.

This means:

  • You must not light or use any fires in the open air
  • All open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed 
  • Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption issued by DFES

You must not undertake any other activities that may start a fire.

The ban has been declared due to a Fire Danger Rating of Severe for large parts of the Shire.
Penalties for ignoring the Total Fire Bans include fines of up to $25,000 and/or 12 months jail.

For a full list of districts impacted by Total Fire Bans visit https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#totalfirebans

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
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