At certain times of the year, the Shire imposes restrictions on firepits (including campfires), barbeques, and pizza ovens, depending on the season and the current fire danger rating.

Residents and visitors are responsible for understanding and abiding by all fire restrictions. Penalties for non-compliance apply. 

During the Prohibited Burning period

Campfires and fire pits are not permitted at any time during the Prohibited Burning period from 23 December to 14 March. These dates are subject to change according to conditions.

During the Restricted Burning period

During the Restricted Burning periods (9 November to 22 December and 15 March to 12 May), please observe the following requirements:

Fire Danger RatingCampfires/FirepitsWood/Solid Fuel BBQs and Pizza Ovens
Total Fire BanNot permittedNot permitted
ExtremeNot permitted
Not permitted
SevereNot permitted
Not permitted
Very HighNot permitted
Not permitted
HighPermitted between 6pm and 11pm onlyPermitted
Low-ModeratePermitted between 6pm and 11pm only
Permitted

Solid fuel refers to the product used to fuel the fire, including wood, coal, synthetic char, wood pallets etc.

Campfires are not permitted on public land unless the landowner has provided purpose-built campfire pits and permission to use them (applies during the Restricted Burning period only).

Lighting fires during permitted times

When using firepits, BBQs, pizza ovens or smoke pits during permitted times, you must follow the regulations below:

  • The area surrounding the firepit, BBQ, pizza oven or smoker is not within 5 metres of flammable material
  • There is a water source nearby
  • Precautions are taken to avoid nuisance smoke
  • Fires are extinguished by 11pm.

Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans

Check the Emergency WA website to see the current Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.

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