Bush Fires



Staying Updated 

Useful Information

Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES)

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Bush Fires Act (1954)

Bushfire Preparation

Emergency WA

Main Roads Travel Map

Burning Restrictions

Burning off is only permitted according to the following schedule:

DatePermitted/not permitted
1 May - 30 September No permit required 
1 October - 31 October Permit required
1 November - 31 March All burning prohibited
1 April - 30 April Permit required

To obtain a permit, please contact the Shire on (08) 9080 2111.

For Current Fire Bans and information on what you can and can’t do, please visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/

DFES Fact Sheets

Bushfire Risks and Dangers

Safer Places In A Bushfire

Renting And Bushfires

Evaporative Air Conditioners

Sheltering In Your Home

Bushfire Warning System

Horses And Bushfires

Travelling During A Bushfire

How Do I Keep Informed

For further information visit the website www.dfes.wa.gov.au or www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat or phone Ranger Services on (08) 9080 2111.

Water Corporation - Bush Fire and Water Supply

Scheme water cannot be guaranteed during a bushfire

Water Corporation is prepared for bushfire season. However, we cannot guarantee that water pressure or water supply will be maintained in the event of a bushfire. Extreme demand, fire damage and power cuts can all result in a total loss of water.

If you plan to stay and defend your property during a bushfire, you must have your own independent water supply and pumping capability, and must not rely on scheme water.

Full details about how to prepare for the bushfire season can be found at www.firechat.wa.gov.au

For more information from the water corporation please follow the link below

Bush Fire and Water Supply Information