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.


Residents are reminded of the need to comply with the Shire of Harvey’s Firebreak Order by 30th November 2018.

Firebreak inspections will commence on Saturday, 1st December 2018.  Does your property comply?

We are currently in the Restricted Burning Period which means permits must be obtained prior to any burning.

Further information is available on the Shire’s Firebreak Order, by contacting the Administrator of Law and Safety Services, Mr. Tony Francis on (08) 9729 0350, or from the Shire’s website



Notice is hereby given that the Prohibited Burning Period for the majority of the Harvey Shire applies:

FROM SUNDAY, 16th December 2018

No burning is permitted during this period.

For irrigated land the Prohibited Burning Period commences 23rd December 2018.

Note, permits are required for any burning up to 22nd December 2018.


Notice is hereby given that the Restricted Burning Period for the whole of the Harvey Shire applies:

FROM FRIDAY, 9th November 2018

For further information contact the Harvey Office on (08) 9729 0350 or our website,

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Administrator Law and Safety Services, Mr. Tony Francis on (08) 9729 0350 during normal working hours.


Fire Control Officers

Contact Fire Control Officer between the hours of 9a.m. and 5p.m. Monday to Friday only and 48 hours notice is required prior to burning.
Peter Simpson Leschenault 0419 989 660
Mal Adams Binningup 0447 000 834
Danny Swadling Myalup 0409 201 160
Matthew Anzellino Yarloop 0437 411 614
Philip Penny Yarloop West 0447 980 790
Kevin Prowse Uduc 0418 921 811
Robert George Brunswick Town,

Roelands and

Olive Hill

(08) 9726 1132 

0417 173 553

Vaughan Byrd Harvey Hills 0404 800 302
Bryan Crook Cookernup 0417 904 605
Vaughan Byrd Benger Only 0404 800 302
Council Staff – Administrator Law and Safety Services Harvey Town (08) 9729 0350
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: (08) 9729 0350
Contact Email:

2018/19 Fire Season Burning Periods

Below is an extract of from the Shire of Harvey’s Fire Break Brochure with pre-set prohibited and restricted burning period dates which are subject to extension depending on weather conditions.

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

For all up to date information regarding Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans, please tune in to the following:

ABC Local Radio – Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban information:

There will be designated tune-in times for listeners to hear harvest bans:

    • Week days  –  10.05am, 12.35pm and 2.05pm (1.05pm in Perth metro area)
  • Weekends  –  12.35pm and 2.05pm

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 2018 to reduce the risk of fires during the bushfire season. Properties must remain free of hazard until the 26th April 2019. 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 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.

Attachments (click on Links below to download)

Bushfire Preparedness Material – Fire Chat

This bushfire season Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) are introducing Fire Chat.  This will be supported by the Are You Ready Campaign.   Fire Chat replaces DFES previous bushfire communications known as Prepare. Act. Survive.

 A suite of new bushfire planning and preparation tools have been developed, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and supported by Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.

The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:

  • When will you know to leave?
  • Where will you go?
  • Which way will you go?

For further information and to access your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, follow the DFES link located on Sheets with further bushfire preparedness information can also be found on the website.


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