Current burning period

The Restricted Burning Period for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is now in place until midnight on 31 May 2024. 

This means that a Permit to Burn is required prior to lighting any fire in the open air in accordance with the following , and includes the following conditions:

  • Residents and landowners wanting to burn garden refuse on their property can apply for a Permit through their local Bush Fire Control Officer.
  • Campfires and firepits are permitted on private property without a Permit but cannot be lit before 6pm and must be extinguished by 11pm. A Permit to Burn is required outside of these times. 
  • All approved Permits will be suspended on any day with a Fire Danger Rating of High or above. No campfires and firepits are to be lit on these days. 

To check the current Fire Danger Rating or to find out if a Total Fire Ban has been issued, visit the Emergency WA website.

Find out more through the following links:

Annual burning periods 

The following are guidelines only, refer to Current Burning Period for up to date information.  

Prohibited Burning period from 23 December to 14 March (unless stated otherwise). 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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