Current burning period

The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will commence at 12.01pm on Wednesday 22 November 2023

This means that from midday on 22 November:

  • Burning is NOT allowed.
  • Campfires and firepits are not allowed at any time in any location.
  • Burning of garden refuse piles is prohibited.
  • All current Permits to Burn are now cancelled.
  • Solid Fuel BBQ’s, including Pizza Ovens, are only allowed on days when the Fire Danger Rating is Moderate and MUST be extinguished by 11pm.

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 

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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