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 Administration Centres.

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  open

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

Please contact Shire Community Development Officer for further information or a copy of the registration form 9780 5233 or amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Animal safety

Just as we need to prepare our family and property in times of emergencies and natural disasters we also need to prepare our animals. More information in this regard is available on the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website. 

Hazard Reduction Burn Timetable 2018-19

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.

Mechanical Works Planned

DUE

LOCATION

TENURE

DONE BY

SEP - NOV 2018 Alexandra Bridge, Brockman Highway/Clarke Drive
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 23480)

LG
SEP - NOV 2018 Augusta, Calkarri Drive
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government and
State Government UCL
(Reserve 18472, 8428)

LG
SEP - NOV 2018 Augusta, Caves Road
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 24816)

LG
SEP - NOV 2018

Augusta, Leeuwin Road
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 30481)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Augusta, Wadandi Trail
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 47049, 24322 -
Multiple Parcels)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Cowaramup, Duggan Drive
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 52546)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Cowaramup, Wadandi Trail
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government, UCL
(Reserve 47049 - Multiple Parcels)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Cowaramup, Waste Transfer Station
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 21341)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Hamelin Bay, Residential Subdivision
(Colyer Drive)
Mechanical Works Planned
(Maintenance of Existing Firebreak)

State Government UCL
(Reserve 8428)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Wallcliffe Road to
Roxburgh Road
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 18838, 38103, 38104)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Wadandi Trail
Mechanical Works Planned

Local Government
(Reserve 39689 - Multiple Parcels)

LG

SEP - NOV 2018 Redgate, Boodjidup Road
Mechanical Works Planned
Local Government
(Reserve 38181)
LG

Hazard Reduction Burns Planned

DUE

LOCATION

TENURE

DONE BY

SEP - NOV 2018 Augusta, Leeuwin Road

Local Government
(Reserve 30481)

LG, Volunteers
SEP - NOV 2018 Augusta, Wadandi Trail

Local Government
(Reserve 47049, 24322 -
Multiple Parcels)

LG, Volunteers
SEP - NOV 2018 Augusta, Donovan Street

State Government UCL
(Protection of Critical Infrastructure)

DFES, LG, Volunteers
SEP - NOV 2018

Alexandra Bridge, Brockman Hwy

Local Government
(Reserve 23973)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

Cowaramup, Wadandi Trail

Local Government, UCL
(Reserve 47049 -
Multiple Parcels)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

East Augusta, Pericles Street

Local Government
(Reserve 39434)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Kevill Road

Local Government
(Reserve 12646)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Railway Terrace

Local Government
(Reserve 39689)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Roxburgh Road
(Pony Club)

Local Government
(Reserve 18838)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Wallcliffe Road (Speedway)

Local Government
(Reserve 18838, 38103, 12646)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018

Margaret River, Wallcliffe Road/Railway Terrace (Karate Club)

Local Government
(Reserve 44736)

LG, Volunteers

SEP - NOV 2018 Molloy Island, Dalton Way/Warrior Way/Hale Avenue Local Government
(Shire Managed Reserve)
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
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

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

Emergencies

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

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service

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