Much of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is in a Bushfire Prone Area.
When travelling to the region, especially in the warmer months, it is important to stay up to date and to be prepared for a bushfire.
How to stay informed
To view current bushfire and emergency warnings: Visit Emergency WA
To view current weather warnings in WA: Visit the Bureau of Meteorology
To learn about the warning systems: Visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
To find out about current road closures: Visit Main Road WA
Travelling during a bushfire
DFES provides great advice on travelling during bushfire season:
- What to pack in your bushfire emergency kit
- Understanding fire danger ratings
- Travelling with a caravan
- What to do if you encounter bushfire while driving.
To find out more visit DFES - Travelling during bushfire season
Please note that all campfires are prohibited from 22 December to 28 February.
Only gas-fuelled cooking appliances are permitted without a permit during this period (penalties apply).
Outside of these dates, campfires are permitted in the fire rings provided at authorised campgrounds only. Use the firewood provided in designated areas.