Current burning period

We are currently in an unrestricted burning period.

There are no fire restrictions on burning. However, if the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above and/or a Total Fire Ban has been put in place, then no burning is permitted. It is your legal responsibility to check prior to undertaking any burn. 


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 period.

Please note: The above dates are subject to change, depending on annual weather conditions. Please monitor the Shire’s website and social media for updates.

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:

  • Low-Moderate
  • High
  • Very High
  • Extreme
  • Severe
  • 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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