Current burning period

The Restricted Burning Period (Spring/Summer) begins at 12.01am on Wednesday, 9 November 2022 and runs until 11.59pm on Thursday, 22 December 2022. A Permit to Burn is required during this period.

To apply for a Permit to Burn, please contact the Fire Control Officer for your area.  Note, where the Fire Control Officer is unavailable, the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer or the Shire’s Rangers can also issue a Permit to Burn. 

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.  


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 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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