Current burning period

The Restricted Burning Period (Autumn) for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River concluded at midnight on Friday 12 May 2023. 

This means that from 13 May 2023 a Permit to Burn is no longer required prior to lighting any fire in open air. 

Please always take care when lighting a fire during the unrestricted period. 

  • Check the weather forecast and avoid windy days.
  • Check the daily Australian Fire Danger Rating at the Emergency WA website
  • Make a courtesy call to your local Fire Control Officer (FCO) before lighting up. 

Annual burning periods 

Prohibited Burning period from 23 December to 14 March - burning is not allowed.

Restricted Burning periods:

  • 9 November - 22 December (Spring/Summer period)
  • 15 March - 12 May (Autumn period).

A Permit to Burn is required during the Restricted Burning periods.

Please note: The above dates are subject to change at short notice due to variable weather conditions. Please monitor the Shire’s website and social media for updates and always call your area Fire Control Officer (FCO) or the Shire Rangers to check prior to lighting up. 

Fire danger ratings and bushfire warning system

The Fire Danger Rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started.

Ratings are forecast based on weather and other environmental conditions such as fuel load.

The ratings are:

  • Moderate
  • High
  • Extreme
  • Catastrophic

To view current Fire Danger Ratings visit the Emergency WA website.

Find out about the Australian Bushfire Warning System and how to prepare a bushfire plan.

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