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 during the Prohibited Burning Period.  

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.

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