Permits Still Needed as Restricted Burning Period Extended

Restricted Burning Period has been Extended 

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has extended the Restricted Burning Period until Midnight on 31 May 2024, unless varied. 

This means a Permit to Burn is required prior to lighting a fire in the open air, and includes the following conditions:

  • Residents and landowners wanting to burn garden refuse on their property can apply for a Permit through their local Bush Fire Control Officer.
  • Campfires and firepits are permitted on private property without a Permit but cannot be lit before 6pm and must be extinguished by 11pm. A Permit to Burn is required outside of these times. 
  • Permits will be suspended on any day with a Fire Danger Rating of High or above. No campfires and firepits are to be lit on these days. 

The Restricted Burning Period commenced on 4  May to give landowners an opportunity to do some fuel reduction burning, provided they have a valid Permit to Burn.

Details on how to apply for a Permit can be obtained through your local Fire Control Officer whose details are listed in the  Shire’s Firebreak Notice Requirements and Bushfire Information 2023-24. 

Residents seeking further details or information can contact the Shire’s Community Emergency Services Manager on 9780 5285.

17 May 2024 Topic Type
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