Fire Control


Fire Permits

Permits to burn are required for the whole of the Restricted Periods and can be obtained from the Shire of Harvey. For more information please contact the Administrator of Law and Safety Services on the number below.

Solid fuel barbecues can be used, but not on days when the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fire danger forecast of catastrophic; extreme; or very high; or when the State Minister issues a total fire ban. Gas and electric barbeques are permitted at any time under certain conditions. Check before lighting up.

Fire permits are free, however you must apply at least 48 hours prior by contacting your Local Fire Control Officer, and be in attendance at the fire at all times.

Fire Control Officers

Contact Fire Control Officer between the hours of 9a.m. and 5p.m. Moday to Friday only and 48 hours notice is required prior to burning.
P.Simpson Leschenault 0419 989 660
M.Adams Binningup 0447 000 834
D.Swadling Myalup 0409 201 160
D.Wilson Yarloop 0409 406 393
P.Penny Yarloop West 0447 980 790
K.Prowse Uduc 0418 921 811
R.George Brunswick Town, Roelands and Olive Hill 08 9726 1132 

0417 173 553

V.Byrd Harvey Hills 0404 800 302
M.Hooper Cookernup 0435 224 912
V.Byrd Benger Only 0404 800 302
Council Staff Harvey Town 08 9729 0350
Council Staff Australind Town 08 9729 0350

Council Officers

Administrator Law and Safety Services 08 9729 0350

Permit Issuing Only

Scott Frater (Ranger) 0419 047 528
B.Steers (Ranger) 0438 944 259
J.Scotland (Ranger) 0418 934 942
Contact Person: Administrator Law and Safety Services
Contact Phone: 9729 0350
Contact Email:

Fire Control

Firebreaks and fire prevention measures

Fire prevention measures must be completed and all properties (including residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land) cleared of fire hazards on or before 30th November 2016 to reduce the risk of fires during the bushfire season. Properties must remain free of hazard until the 26th April 2017. Properties with a land area of less than 2024m2 are required to remove all flammable material (except living trees). Properties with land area greater than 2024m2 are required to install and maintain a 2m wide mineral earth firebreak. Fire breaks shall be cleared by means of ploughing or cultivating so that the fire break is totally clear of all flammable material (living or dead). More information can be found in the Shire of Harvey Fire Break Order.

Shire of Harvey advises property owners each year by way of advertising in the local newspaper, website and mailing of the Fire Break Order either with the annual rate notices or separately. Property owners who do not comply may be fined a minimum of $250.00 and required to meet Council’s cost to ensure the property is fire safe.
Shire of Harvey Rangers commence property inspections on the 1st of December each year to ensure they comply.

Advice on how to protect your home and when, what and how to burn is available from the Shire of Harvey’s Administrator of Law and Safety Services.

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Message from the Water Corporation

The 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. We will always do all that we can to maintain supply however fire damaged infrastructure or a cut to power can result in a total loss of water. If scheme water is available during a bushfire it is a bonus for property protection efforts, but it is not something that can be relied upon. People who plan to stay and defend their property during a bushfire need to have their own independent water supply and pumping capability, and must not rely on the public water supply. Full details about how to prepare for the bushfire season can be found on the DFES website:

Emergency WA Website

On Sunday, 23rd October 2016, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) launched the Emergency WA website

Emergency WA is the product of the DFES Critical Messaging Project. It will publish warnings from DFES and Parks and Wildlife for all hazards, as well as a ‘live feed’ of incidents reported to triple zero.

The site has a map-based display with the best available emergency information from across the State where you can access information about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, hazardous material incidents and traffic crashes.

This easy-to-use site will provide better access to emergency information with its feature-rich, map-based format. It will also host a suite of resources to help the community prepare for emergencies including bushfire, which were previously available from