The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire has been extended further and will now apply until midnight, Tuesday 30 April 2024. No fires can be lit in the open air. More information here.
Fire Ban Extended until After Easter

With abnormally dry conditions across the Shire, and little rainfall forecast for remainder of March, the Prohibited Burning Period has been extended until midnight, Tuesday 2 April 2024.

This means throughout the Shire of Augusta Margaret River,  no fires can be lit in the open air, including campfires and firepits. 

The decision was made after consulting with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and our local volunteer Fire Control Officers who all agreed the safest option was to keep current fire restrictions in place.

The dry conditions means if a fire did start, with the right conditions it has the potential to create issues for our volunteer firefighters and community. 

To keep our community safe, visitors and residents are urged to be respectful of the fire restrictions.

  • Burning is NOT allowed.
  • Campfires and firepits are not allowed at any time in any location.
  • Burning of garden refuse piles is prohibited.
  • Solid Fuel BBQ’s, including Pizza Ovens, are only allowed on days when the Fire Danger Rating is Moderate and MUST be extinguished by 11pm.

More information about fire requirements during the Prohibited Burning Period can be found in the Firebreak Notice and Bushfire Information 2023-2024 booklet

08 Mar 2024 Topic Type
General News
Place
Augusta, Cowaramup, Gracetown, Karridale and Kurdardup, Margaret River, Prevelly and Gnarabup, Scott River, Witchcliffe
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