Community preparedness

Emergency kitThe shire is serviced by dedicated well trained emergency service volunteers, Bush Fire Brigades, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and State Emergency Services.  These groups are supported by the Shire and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).  The volunteer St John Ambulance Service as well as numerous other community groups also service our shire.  They all do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they can't do it alone.  We must all embrace our individual responsibility to be prepared – in doing so, we contribute to the safety and security of our community.

Becoming more prepared in case of an emergency is easier than you might think. Whether it’s your home, your neighborhood, your place of business, or your school, you can take a few simple steps to prepare your community.

Household Emergency Plans

A hardcopy of the following resources are available from the Augusta and Margaret River Shire receptions, Recreation Centre, library and key locations across the shire.

Neighbourhood Telephone Trees

Telephone trees provide a localised method for neighbours to give each other early warning of an emergency.

Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Funding - Funding is now complete for 2016.

Host a neighbourhood BLOCK party and get to know your neighbours! For a limited time the Shire will contribute $100 towards local block parties. 

Bushfire Ready Tips

Hazard Reduction Burn Timetable 2016-17

Weather permitting and for a range of other reasons hazard reduction activities are subject to change. Hazard Reduction Burns are planned by the land managers and are indicative plans only.





MARCH – MAY 2017

Augusta, Osnaburg Street

Local Government (Reserve 39910)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Augusta, Allnut Terrace

Local Government (Reserve 27019)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Margaret River, Bussell Hwy

Local Government (Reserve 18720)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Margaret River, Railway Terrace

Local Government (Reserve 39689) – Multiple parcels

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Margaret River, Zani Place

Local Government (Reserve 40264, 36747)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Witchcliffe, Bussell Hwy

Local Government (Reserve 22471, 22815) & UCL

DFES, LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Margaret River, Railway Terrace/Wallcliffe Rd

Local Government (Reserve 44736)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Margaret River, Kevill Rd

Local Government (Reserve 12646)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Alexandra Bridge, Clarke Drive

Local Government (Reserve 23479)

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017

Margaret River, Boodjidup Rd

Local Government (Reserve 38118) – Multiple parcels

LG, Volunteers

MARCH – MAY 2017 Augusta, Bussell Hwy (Opposite Donovan St) Water Corporation (Site 093) LG, Volunteers


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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

National Relay Service

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